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Open letter of Bartomeu after the crisis of coronavirus

Published:16/03/2020 - 19:54h

Updated:18/03/2020 - 17:29h

The coronavirus crisis is having consequences in Spain, where the world of football has stopped. Josep Maria Bartomeu has shared an open letter in which he has analyzed the situation and has put Barça at the service of society

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The coronavirus has turned into the main subject of actuality in Spain, even in the world of the sport. The epidemic has blocked to the country, that has toughened the means to treat to contain it and has reduced in the measure of the possible his activity in all the levels. The football has happened to a second plane in some weeks of worry, but does not renounce to play an active paper in the management of a national crisis.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has published an open letter analysing the situation and putting to the FC Barcelona to the service of the authorities, taking advantage of the influence of the entity in a good part of the population. The maximum Barcelona mandator has explained that it will not conform with applying the restrictions to rajatabla, but it pretends, between other questions, collaborate in the taking of decisions and act like example.

The Catalan has underlined that in these moments of difficulty, the important is to join and support to the leaders that look after the health of all the citizenship. After mentioning that "we only will be able to surpass this crisis adding all the individual efforts and communities", has insisted in that the paper of each one is very important to protect to the rest, following indications and respecting the remendaciones to avoid the contagion.

The Barcelonan has explained that works beside the organisms rectors futbolísticos in the research of solutions, so much to immediate level as in function of what suceda in the weeks to come. LaLiga, the Spanish Federation and the Association of Spanish Footballers has a decisive role inside the borders, but also is important what suceda in a key meeting of the UEFA that will take place this Tuesday.

Besides it has repeated the call to the responsibility of the that the club forms part, and has showed his support to the affected by the coronavirus, so much to level of direct affectation as by the delicate consequences that this stop is causing in the society. Finally, it has launched a message of gratitude to the sanitary professionals, to which has described as "referents" for the rest.

The whole message of the letter of Bartomeu

"I want to head to me all the Barcelona family to do him arrive, for the Club, a message of serenity, of confidence and, especially, of responsibility in front of the situation of sanitary emergency that are living. In the FC Barcelona, ​​like entity with vocation to be active, much more there of the sport, want also collaborate in this exceptional situation that affects to all the world.

It is evident that this emergency surpasses with grow our field of performance. However, conscious that we only will be able to surpass this crisis adding all the individual efforts and communities, from the first moment put us to the service of the sanitary authorities to fulfil and enforce all the indications, recommendations and orders that did us arrive to combat the contagion of this virus and paliar the affectations as much as was possible.

Thus, with the aim to look after the health of our partners, peñistas, sporty, and workers of the Club, and of all his families, immediately take all the measures and activate all the necessary protocols. It treated , especially, to protect and preserve the health of the people.

Likewise, these last days are in permanent contact with the main organisms of the industry of the football and of the others sports, posing the diverse stages that can produce from now, and foresee the measures that help us to go out of this situation.

Like Club, have a responsibility, and are exerting it. In this sense, do a call to all the Barcelona people: it is time to to remain us home and follow with all detail all the indications of the authorities with an only aim: reduce to the maximum the risk of contagion. Except cases very exceptional, remain us home is not an option, is an obligation that have like responsible citizens.

And it is that be of the Barça wants to say, also, have a conscious attitude and solidaria with all the society and, especially, to the most vulnerable communities. This way to do and to be form splits indisociable of the values that do us be more than a club.

I want to send all our support to the people that are suffering this contagion and his consequences, and want to transmit an explicit gratitude to our medical services and to all the sanitary professionals of the network asistencial that, putting in risk his health, work untiringly to guarantee the one of the group of the citizenship. You are our referents, and your example has to serve us of guide in this fight against the illness.

In the meantime, as it can not be of another way, are to disposal of the authorities to contribute in all what was necessary to surpass this episode. Today, more than ever, we are at the side of the people. We are the Barça, and that is our commitment".

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