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Bartomeu: "I have been insulted and threatened, me and my family"

Published:28/10/2020 - 00:22h

Updated:28/10/2020 - 00:22h

Josep Maria Bartomeu appeared this Tuesday to announce his resignation like president of the FC Barcelona. It defended his honesty and reported the threats suffered

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The day of his resignation, Josep Maria Bartomeu seemed firmer that never. Always careful in his statements in his already previous stage of president of the FC Barcelona, surprised to see him this time with the knife between the teeth, attacking to the Generalitat by his form to act in front of the vote of censorship and defending to layer and sword of the indictments of which has been object during his mandate.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has wanted to leave clear that never has moved by his personal interests while it has chaired the FC Barcelona and has attacked to which have accused him. "It has insinuated that had unseen interests, things that hide, and even has said that we wanted to avoid endorse... False insinuations and lamentably, many of them justified in political or electoral interests", commented.

The already ex president of the FC Barcelona ensured that it has coexisted with the criticism and that knew to what confronted . "Always I have accepted the criticism. They say that have a big capacity of resiliencia. I do not know it. What if I know is that I accumulate sufficient experience, together with my mates of Managerial Board, to know with which reality there is coexist from the direction of the Club", said.

"It has insinuated that had things that hide and that had fear to endorse. All false"

It was then when Josep Maria Bartomeu complained of the deal that have received so much he like his family and his mates. "Always I have defended that our self-criticism does us stronger, and that the Barça always goes out reinforced of critical episodes. But what have lived these last months exceeds any limit. It has been missing us the respect, to my mates of Board and to me; it has abused me and loomed, to me and to my family. Also to my mates of Managerial Board", ensured.

To all this, wanted to reiterate that it has governed the club with rigour and honesty. "These days there are people that asks me what motivated me to incorporate me to the Managerial Board of the Barça, first like director and, later like President, and if really it has been worthwhile me. In fact, it has been all an honour can serve to my Club from these responsibilities", said, adding that "during all these years like director and like President have tried to exert the charge in representation of the partners of the Club, with respect, humility and honesty".

Warning on the next steps

On the other hand, the ex president of the FC Barcelona regretted to have not been able to complete the whole of his plans to combat the crisis. "Today, however, we see us in the obligation to resign. And have to do it without having completed economic measures in course to reduce our immediate costs and to follow guaranteeing the growth of our income", signalled.

About this, Josep Maria Bartomeu wanted to launch a warning. "I expect that the next days can close the implementation of a measure, the one of the adecuación salarial of a part of the staff and of our workers. A measure that if it does not apply , can have consequences very grave in the future immediate of the Club. I trust that the Managing Commission can finish this process, and ojalá was with an agreement of all the parts. For the sake of the Barça", sentenced.

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