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