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The Most Politically Charged Clasico to Date

KickTV was on location in Barcelona this weekend for El Clasico. As you can tell in the video, for the Catalan fans this game was as much about politics as it was about soccer.

Like many European countries the country of Spain is a union made out of provinces that at one point in history were autonomous. The city of Barcelona is located in the province of Catalonia. Though provinces do hold a degree of autonomy under the Spanish government umbrella, the Catalan people today, more than ever before are demonstrating, and calling for complete independence from Spain.

Having the eyes of the world soccer community on Barcelona for El Clasico represents an invaluable opportunity for Catalonia to make their case, and bring attention to their plea for independence before an international audience.

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