– Reports say wearing a Barcelona jersey in Saudi Arabia could attract a 15 year jail term
– People are forbidden to wear the Catalan club jersey with Qatar Airways written across
– Saudi Arabia shut its borders to Qatar and closed transport links between the countries
– The club’s historic deal with the Qatar Sports Investment from 2011 ends on June 30 Anyone found wearing a Barcelona shirt in Saudi Arabia with sponsor Qatar Airways written across its front could face up to 15 years in prison, reports claim.
Barca shirts with Qatar Airways in front of it are said to have been outlawed amid tensions in the Gulf region over alleged links between extremist groups and Qatar.
According to reports, wearing a Barcelona shirt in Saudi Arabia now risks a €135,000 fine and up to 15 years in prison. Blogger Raed Al-Emadi showed how Saudi Arabia has blocked images of Qatar Airways across the players jersey. Saudi Arabia shut its borders to Qatar and closed transport links between the countries, including flights, and suspended diplomatic relations.