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Pep Guardiola’s sister Francesca dismissed as Catalan ‘ambassador’ in Copenhagen after recent declaration of independence

PEP GUARDIOLA’S sister Francesca is one of a number of Catalan “ambassadors” told to return to Spain.

Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont has declared the region is now independent following a controversial referendum on October 1.

Francesca Guardiola was Catalan 'ambassador' to Nordic countries
Francesca Guardiola was Catalan ‘ambassador’ to Nordic countries
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Pep Guardiola has always been passionate supporter of Catalan independence
Pep Guardiola has always been passionate supporter of Catalan independence
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Francesca Guardiola was appointed to the Danish embassy in Copenhagen to serve for the Nordic countries.

However, just eight months later, she has return as Spain president Mariano Rajoy published a long list of dismissals and Catalan “embassy” closures.

Barcelona-born Pep Guardiola is known to be a strong support of Catalan independence.

Spain is currently in a state of political turmoil following the decision to hold a referendum, despite the national government declaring it illegal.

Catalonia's president Carles Puigdemont has declared the region is now independent
Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont has declared region is now independent
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Locals in Catalonia celebrate as region is declared independent of Spain
Locals in Catalonia celebrate as region is declared independent of Spain
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On the day of the vote, it led to violent clashes with police using physical force to ensure no one was able to participate.

Trouble led to the day’s contest between Barcelona and Las Palmas played behind closed doors.

With the recent declaration of independence even putting the clash between Real Madrid and Girona in doubt.

The first El Clasico of the season will be on December 23 — just two days after Catalonia’s elections.

Spain president Mariano Rajoy has published long list of embassies now closed
Spain president Mariano Rajoy has published long list of embassies now closed
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