It is fair to say that Barcelona are far from happy with FIFA’s decision to impose a two-window transfer ban due to breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
The club have – as everyone expected – taken their right to appeal and have also released a 14-point rebuff to the ban while club president Josep Maria Bartomeu denounced the FIFA punishment, saying they are victims of a "grave injustice".
But now during their league home fixture against Real Betis at the Camp Nou, the fans took their opportunity to make their feelings known on the ruling and produced this incredible banner:
Translated the banner reads "La Masia - Don't Touch It."
The banner garnered a mixed response on titter.
— Bor de Altolaguirre (@dealtolaguirre) April 5, 2014
Barcelona's silly banner yet more proof that they think they're above the law, an exception to the rule. — Jerrad Peters (@jerradpeters) April 5, 2014
Others were more receptive to the banner:
— Jay Malaney (@JayMalaney) April 6, 2014
What do you think? Should the club have not allowed the banner to be displayed? Or is it a fair response? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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