Barcelona chief Faus defends Qatar Airways sponsorship with Real Madrid swipe

Barcelona chief Javier Faus has explained handing their shirt space to Qatar Airways next season. It will be the first time a sponsor has adorned the Blaugrana shirt.

Barcelona chief Javier Faus has explained handing their shirt space to Qatar Airways next season.

It will be the first time a sponsor has adorned the Blaugrana shirt.

"A lot of the big sponsors that are willing to sponsor clubs like us - which is a very, very big investment - come from airlines, like Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways, or from betting companies [such as] Bwin," he told Sport360.

"We would much rather have an airline from this area than a betting company."

Real Madrid are sponsored by Bwin.

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