Protests in the Spanish region of Catalonia have grown so fierce that they’ve cancelled next week’s “El Clásico” match between Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Friday that they have postponed the upcoming El Classico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Nou Camp due to civil unrest in the city.
The match was scheduled Oct. 26 but after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday, leading to protests across the region, which continued into a fourth day on Thursday.
Both the clubs – Barcelona and Madrid – disagreed with the decision to move the match to Santiago Bernabéu.
However, the Spanish league’s authorities have asked the clubs to agree to a new date by Monday.