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Barcelona Fans Unveil Banner in Response to Ban, "La Masia, Don't Touch It"

BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIApril 5, 2014

Barcelona were hit hard by a recent FIFA transfer ban as a result of dealing with under-18 players and their famed La Masia academy. 

Before their match on Saturday against Real Betis, fans made their feelings on FIFA's action loud and clear with a giant banner that read "La Masia - No Es Toca," translated to "La Masia - Don't Touch It." 


Seriously, this banner is so embarrassing for so many reasons: (via @PeriodistasAnon)

— FCB News&Negativity (@cynicule) April 5, 2014


FOTO | 'La Masía no es toca' PANCARTA para apoyar a La Masía antes del partido (vía @SiqueRodriguez)

— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) April 5, 2014


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