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Barca to end Qatar deal

2015-01-28 12:25
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Barcelona - The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

Josep Maria Bartomeu said in an interview on Catalan radio Tuesday that Barcelona was "looking at alternatives to Qatar," pointing out that the contract ends in 2016.

Bartomeu said "four years ago, we signed for economic reasons," adding that now "other social issues" needed to be taken into consideration.

Barcelona made headlines in December 2010 when it ended its long-standing refusal to wear sponsorship logos on its jerseys by signing a deal worth  €30 million-a-year with the Qatar Foundation.

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