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Barcelona Pays Tribute To Terror Attack Victims During La Liga Opener

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 17

Barcelona paid tribute to the victims of Thursday's terrorist attack "by wearing shirts with the city's name on the back, rather than players' names," according to Callum Davis of the London TELEGRAPH. Thirteen people were killed and "more than 100 injured" when a driver in a white van "mowed down...

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