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Barcelona, News

Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges

According to reports, former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those that were arrested on Monday morning during a raid on the club's offices by the Catalan police. This is related to a case known as 'Barcagate' in which the club supposedly hired a third company to defame their rivals within and outside the club in the media. Catalan police force Mossos carried out the raid on the club's facilities on Monday morning and it has been confirmed that the arrests made were related to the case but have not disclosed those who have been detained. It must be noted that Bartomeu has not been involved with the Catalan giants since his resignation from the board alongside his colleagues in October last year. The action prompted the need for a new set of presidential electi...
Barcelona, News

Barcelona announce board changes amid crisis

La Liga giants Barcelona have moved to restructure their board after last week's resignation of six directors in protest of how the club was being run. Two of the club's four vice presidents namely, Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas were among the lot that announced their resignation in a letter to fans that was published in Spanish media on Friday. The likes of directors Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia, Silvio Elias and Maria Texidor also joined them. The departing directors criticized how a social media scandal was handled by the club and expressed doubts about the board's ability to handle the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to a 70% reduction pay cut for players. Meanwhile, Barcelona disclosed that the board had approved the appointment of Jordi Moix as vice pres...