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Volume 6 No. 212
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Spanish State Of Catalan's TV3 Censors MotoGP Champion's Flag Waving

After Marc Márquez became the youngest rider to be crowned MotoGP World Champion following a third-place finish in the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday, he "grabbed a Spanish flag and rode around the track to celebrate the victory," according to LIBERTAD DIGITAL. It "did not sit well" with most of the press in the Spanish state of Catalan. Spanish TV station TV3 did not "air that part of the celebration." The Catalan "government-owned channel hid this from viewers, and the same thing happened in Catalan newspapers, where it was practically impossible to find pictures of Márquez holding the Spanish flag" (LIBERTAD DIGITAL, 11/11).