BARCELONA: Club president Sandro Rosell is 'convinced' Barcelona will continue to participate in Spain's Primera Liga even if Catalunya becomes independent from the rest of the country.
This week has seen massive demonstrations in the streets of Barcelona with, according to The Guardian, up to 1.5 million marching in support of Catalunya's push for independence and inevitably it has sparked questions as to what it will mean for the 2011 Champions League winners.
However, Rosell has no doubt that Barca will continue playing in Primera Liga, likening the situation to Monaco in France.
"If Catalunya becomes independent, it would make no difference. We would keep on playing in the Spanish league just like Monaco in France continues to play in Ligue, despite being a separate state. I am convinced of this," Rosell told Sport.
He also went on to assure that his club's rivalry with Real Madrid would remain intact, in any event.
"Even in the situation of an independent Catalunya, we would continue to play Real, just like always."