FC Barcelona is one of the main symbols of Catalonia and the push for independence or increased autonomy.
Barcelona is not Spain Barcelona is Catalunya
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The colors of the Catalan flag are often part of the design of jersey, apparel, and merchandise.
For many years the jerseys of Barca were void of any kind of commercial influence apart from a small badge on the left arm sleeve for the Catalan TV station TV3.

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