Primo de Rivera closed the Barcelona stadium. Picture: Getty.

After the thunderous whistle that the public of the Camp Nou granted to the Spanish anthem, the debate on the advisability of sanctioning mentioned motion has returned to settle in the Spanish society. An issue that will not be new and that has a a lot farther precedent than we will think about: 1925.

In that 12 months, Miguel Primo de Rivera closed the Barcelona area after the marches to the Royal March, in response to Diego Barcala in All of it occurred on June 14 of that 12 months, when Barcelona performed a recreation in opposition to CD Jupiter in homage to the Orfeo Catalá that ended with a whistle by the respectable (about 14,000 folks) to the Spanish anthem.

The response was quick. The civil governor of Barcelona, ​​Joaquín Milans del Bosch, reported what occurred to the dictator, and Primo de Rivera acted accordingly: closed Les Corts for “the disaffection of patriotism” of the attendees.

Thus the Authorities defined the sanction decreed: “There may be in the aforementioned Society the intentional tendency that has accentuated in latest instances on the event of the victory achieved in the final championship, avoiding citing the title of Spain and improperly calling it a peninsular championship.”

Lastly, the penalty was three months, but it surely was not canceled regardless of the efforts of Joan Gamper, founding father of the Blaugrana membership. 90 years later, the topic is as soon as once more rabid.


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