Yesterday evening Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the European Champions League final. As I’ve supported Barca for over 20 years and Man U never I am happy enough with that. However I do have two questions.
During the game the Italian Premier, Silvio Berlusconi, was flanked by the Spanish King and the Spanish Prime Minister. Protocol would have only allowed that if no ranking Briton was present. So where were the members of the Royal Family and the British Prime Minister?
Now to Gibraltar which has a special relationship with Cataluña because of the latter’s desire to cede from Spain. When I was in Gibraltar yesterday I saw many Gibraltarians wearing Man U shirts – indeed there is even a team named Manchester United in the local soccer league. However Gibraltar also has a very strong Barcelona supporters club. Some years ago I reported on this club, which if I am not wrong although I frequently am, is the largest outside of Spain. So given this strong following for Man U and Barca – who did Gibraltar support last night?