Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Real Madrid have told La Liga they do not want to move the upcoming ‘El Clasico’ from the Camp Nou to Madrid because it would “alter the competition”, according to reports in Spain.
Popular Spanish news outlet La Sexta have reported sources at Real Madrid say the club reject the proposal from La Liga to change the venue of the upcoming Clasico set for 26th October.
La Sexta report sources close to the club claim playing in Madrid “would mean altering the competition”.
Reports state that Real Madrid would be happy to postpone the match to a later date but want the match to be played at the Camp Nou.
The rejection comes after La Liga are considered the proposition of switching the order of the away and homes matches for the famous duel between the two Spanish clubs in the face of a planned protest in Catalonia on the day of the upcoming derby on 26th October.
The sides are due to meet in Madrid on 1st Match 2020.
The proposal comes amidst political unrest in the autonomous community of Catalonia located in northeastern Spain.
The emergency services attended 131 people on Monday during the protests against the Spanish Supreme Court sentencing nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison.
One hundred and fifteen were attended at Terminal 1 of Barcelona’s El Prat airport, 91 of them were released there, and 24 were taken to hospital.
The rest of those attended were in the city of Barcelona (eight people in total, one of whom was taken to hospital), Macanet de la Selva (four people in total, none hospitalised), three in Lleida (two taken to hospital) and one person in Reus who was not hospitalised.
Police sources reported that six national police officers and three officers of Mossos d’Esquadra were reportedly injured.
The Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (IRIDIA), said at least six of the 131 injured during the police operation during the protests on Monday were injured by rubber bullets or foam projectiles.
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