Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona president

THE PRESIDENT PRONOUNCES

Bartomeu: "It is false that we have commissioned to discredit anyone"

Published:18/02/2020 - 18:09h

Updated:18/02/2020 - 21:16h

Josep Maria Bartomeu has pronounced to defend FC Barcelona about the latest controversies generated after the erosion campaign in social networks

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This Monday, after the informations taken out to the light by the Chain BE, has accused to the FC Barcelona to having hired a company for difamar to players, ex players and opositores to the current managerial. The club already issued a communiqué to deny it and this Tuesday, during the delivery of the XIV International Prize of Journalism Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Josep Maria Bartomeu pronounced on the subject

The Barcelona president wanted to deny that it wanted to difamar to anybody. "The Barça has not hired never a service for desprestigiar to anybody. Neither to a player, neither to an exjugador, neither to any politician, director, president or ex-president. This is categorically false. We will defend us where do lacking in this subject, by all the means and in front of all those that accuse us to do these practices. I repeat it, it is false that the Barça, in no case, have hired to somebody for desprestigiar to anybody", said.

"We will pursue to all those that accuse us"

Bartomeu, on the other hand, yes confirmed the contractual relation of the club with I3 Ventures, although only by a service of monitory. "Yes that it is true that to finals of 2017 the Barça hired some services of monitory of distinct areas of the club in the social networks as have a lot of and the big majority of entities and corporations of this sector. This is true", affirmed.

The president of the FC Barcelona, besides, announced that the club has terminated and agreement with said company. "In front of the confirmation that one of the accounts linked to one of the companies providers that have done unsuitable comments in relation to people relate to our organisation, this morning yes that have given instructions, I personally, to terminate the agreement with this company", sentenced.

Conclusive defence of Bartomeu

There were not questions in the act, but Bartomeu wanted to ensure to answer those that remained implicit after the last facts. "That it remain clear a thing. To the question: If we have commissioned the monitory of social networks, the answer is yes. And we will go on doing it. It is responsibility of the club know what is happening and that is saying around the world, always to preserve the Barça", said, before happening to the attack.

Bartomeu reiterated that it has not wanted desprestigiar to anybody and ensured that they will undertake actions against which follow accusing to the club. "To the question: If we have commissioned desprestigiar to people or institutions through the social networks, the answer is no and will pursue to all those that accuse us of this. I reiterate once again, we will defend us where it do lacking as we have recently, and successfully", commented.

The president culé remembered past circumstances. "It is not the first time that somebody speech of the Barça in these terms. I want to remember in the case of the corruption by the case Paulinho the one who accused us had to rectify in front of the courts and in the case of espionage also gave us the reason. We do the things with the tranquility and the responsibility that the Barça requires", concluded.

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