Josep M. Barnils interviewed on Danish TV
On October 18, Josep M. Barnils, Director of the Social Commission, was interviewed on the Lounge show on Denmark’s TV2/Lorry, presented by Jesper Vorre Rasmussen.
On occasion of the two Champions League matches between FC Barcelona and FC Copenhagen, matches
that have caused much expectation, the Danish media are making a big thing of the first meeting of
the two clubs at this level.
Despite having lived in the Danish town of Roskilde for 17 years, Josep M. Barnils has always
kept up to date with what’s going on at the club, and even plays a role in the social areas
of the Club. As Director of the Social Commission, Barnils spoke about the role of foreign
supporters clubs, despite the distance from the city of Barcelona. In his role, the fact that he
lives abroad means he directly sympathises with supporters clubs around the world.
Speaking more personally, he explained how family tradition led him to take an active role in
running the club. His father edited several Barça magazines, while he himself has been a member for
46 years, and has followed the club all his life. During the interview, he set an example for
people that have left the country, but have not let them stop them supporting their team from afar.
Rasmussen was clearly interested in speaking to somebody that is so directly associated to FCB, and
even works for it, but that now resides in his country.
The interview ended with a discussion of illustrious Danes that have played for the club over
the years, including the great Allan Simonsen and Michael Laudrup, and of his views of the
forthcoming clashes between Copenhagen and Barça.