FC Barcelona offer to mediate in the current Catalan conflict

The club have joined the Independent Commission for Mediation, Dialogue and Conciliation

Sunday's win over Las Palmas was played behind closed doors to alert the world to the situation

Josep Maria Bartomeu, presidente del FC Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu, presidente del FC Barcelona | sport

Barcelona have always said that they were in favour of the people's right to vote in the Catalan independence referendum and over the weekend they condemned the attacks on people at voting stations by the Civil Guard. 

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They have now become involved with other Catalan entities with the aim of meditating in the current political conflict. 

A statement on Tuesday read: "FC Barcelona, as a reference point in Catalan sport, committed to the values of respect, dialogue and coexistence, today joined the Independent Commission for Mediation, Dialogue and Conciliation. This Commission, promoted by the Barcelona Legal Association, aims to find a way out of the current political situation.

"The Club joins the group of Catalan civil society entities that this morning, led by the chairperson Mª Eugenia Gay, have set up this Commission. Among the entities involved are the Universities of Barcelona and the Autonomous Council of Catalan Lawyers, the UGT and CCOO unions in Catalonia, PIMEC, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Association in Spain and the College of Economists, among others." 

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