Ban lifted on Catalan flag for Barcelona’s Copa del Rey final

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A judge has ruled that the banning of the Catalonia flag was against “freedom of expression”, and fans will now be allowed to bring them into this weekend’s Copa del Rey final.

The ban enraged Barcelona, and the citizens threatened to bring thousands of Scotland flags for inspiration.

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In a cheeky and political move, it would’ve been highlighting the differences between the United Kingdom and Spain.

From the BBC:

Catalan nationalist organisations are orchestrating this weekend’s move.

“We’ve chosen this symbol because it highlights the different treatment that Catalonia receives from Spain, compared with the UK government’s treatment of Scotland,” a group of bodies said in a statement.

Sanity and freedom prevail.