18 December 2012
Barcelona to play in Catalonia’s colours
Barça’s motto is 'Més que un club' – 'More than a club'
BARCELONA FC have unveiled their proposed new away kit for 2013 – they will play their away matches in the Spanish league in the red and yellow colours of the flag of Catalonia as Catalans push for a referendum on independence for the region.
The new Barça away kit is said to already be in mass production for the 2013-2014 season with fans said to be delighted with the move.
Pro-independence banners and flags are a common site at their home ground of the Nou Camp stadium. The club – a soccer giant worldwide – has long been seen as a powerful symbol of the region’s unique identity. Barça’s motto is “Més que un club” – “More than a club”.
Catalan nationalists swept to victory in regional elections last month and have pledged to hold a referendum on independence in 2014, regardless of whether Madrid supports the move.
Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history now online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.
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