It appears that the gatherings and protests that opposition groups intend in the Catalonia region to take place next Wednesday, in conjunction with the El Clásico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou, forced the Spanish Football Federation to search for alternative solutions and expect the worst.
The first solution was Al-Ittihad’s talk about transferring the match from the Camp Nou to a neutral stadium, in the event of compelling reasons that prevent the meeting from taking place next Wednesday, but the newspaper “Marca” stated that the local police in Catalonia included playing El Clásico with the Camp Nou in ideal security conditions, and they have confidence Everything will be under control on Wednesday, and safe access to the match stadium.
The Spanish Federation indicated that it had contacted the security men to secure the referees' arrival at the Camp Nou stadium. The union continued that the responsibility for security does not lie with it.
In a statement after a meeting in which Barcelona, Real Madrid and a government representative did not participate, he explained, "The Federation and like any official match has nothing to do with any security issue, and does not bear the responsibility for security."
The call was through a "democratic tsunami" platform intended to guide protesters in Catalonia, and invited the participants to gather in four regions around the Camp Nou stadium, four hours before the start of the meeting.
The statement, published today, expected that about 18,000 people will participate in the protest movement, which aims to use the transfer of the match to hundreds of millions of viewers across the world in order to convey messages related to the situation in Catalonia.
The province witnessed violent protests that continued for days last October, and masked youths closed roads in Barcelona, set fire to rubbish bins and threw stones at the security forces. The police responded with tear gas and smoke.
These protests erupted after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders who participated in organizing a referendum on independence in 2017.
And because of those events, the Spanish Football Federation decided to postpone the confrontation of El Clásico, which was scheduled on October 26 to the 18th of this month.