FC Barcelona files appeal to Madrid Courts over banning of Estelada flags at Copa del Rey final
Appeal presented by the Club grounded on the infringement of the fundamental right to freedom of expression
10:00PM Wednesday 18 May
FC Barcelona has today filed an administrative appeal to the Madrid Courts for the protection of fundamental rights and a request for a preliminary injunction to suspend the decision that was announced by the delegate of the Community of Madrid. This resolution prohibits the display of Estelada flags at the Copa del Rey final which will take place on Sunday 22 May at the Vicente Calderon stadium, between FC Barcelona and Sevilla.
The legal basis of the appeal presented today by the Club is the violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression and the lack of grounds for the measure because it presupposes a desire to be offensive with the use of the Estelada flags.
With actions such as these, FC Barcelona defends, and will continue to defend, freedom of expression of its members and supporters.