A report in Sport has revealed that Barcelona have contracted a company to carry out systematic attacks on players, opposition, former players, and also protect the image of Josep Maria Bartomeu as well as the Barcelona board.
According to the report, Barcelona have hired 13 Ventures, a company that specializes in creating statements of opinions through social media networks to protect the image of the club’s executives.
13 Ventures will protect the reputation of Bartomeu and the Barcelona board whilst damaging the image of people and entities that have relationships with the club. This includes players, opponents of the club’s regime, as well as former players.
13 Ventures manager several Facebook and Twitter accounts that have been related to content that attack players like Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi.
They’ve also published content attacking former players like Xavi, Pep Guardiola, and Carlos Puyol. There also attacks against the likes of Joan Laporta, Victor Font, Agusti Benedito, all possible rivals of Bartomeu in the upcoming Barcelona elections.