Very nice article from David Gardner at Financial Times
Catalonia looks to Scots for inspiration
By David Gardner
Camp Nou, a cathedral of Catalan nationalism as well as the home of FC Barcelona, turned separatist at this month’s match between Barça and its historic Spanish rival, Real Madrid.
At 17 minutes and 14 seconds into the game – to mark Catalonia’s defeat by the Spanish crown in 1714 – the stadium-wide mosaic of the traditional national flag, the Senyera, flipped over into the starred flag of Catalan separatists, ubiquitous since a vast secessionist rally occupied Barcelona last month.