Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona without a transfer fee if Catalonia ceded from Spain and the club did not compete in any of Europe’s top four leagues, El Mundo said on Friday, citing a clause in his new contract.
Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia's capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting "Viva Espana!" to denounce regional lawmakers' vote to sever the region from Spain.
Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after a separatist majority in Catalonia's parliament exacerbated a political crisis by voting for the wealthy region to secede.
The Spanish Senate has asked Catalonia’s regional president to appear before the upper house on Thursday or Friday to suspend the region's autonomy. However, a spokesperson for the Catalan leader laments the proposed dates that coincide with the appearance of Carles Puigdemont before the regional parliament. PRESS TV's correspondent in Barcelona Kusai Kedri has the story.