Rakitic caught at Barcelonas El Prat airport amid protests

Barcelona Had to leave on foot

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic was caught up in the protests at El Prat airport on Monday afternoon.

Spain’s supreme court sentenced nine Catalan political leaders to prison, with terms varying between nine and 13 years, prompting an outcry in the region.

According to El Pais, the Croatian arrived in Barcelona from the UK after playing Wales on Sunday evening, but was unable to get a car out of El Prat as thousands of protesters gathered at the airport.

“The road is blocked, what am I going to do,” Rakitic reportedly said while on the phone, before eventually leaving on foot.

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