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The reaction of the international press in front of the arrest of Bartomeu

Published:1/03/2021 - 16:41h

Updated:1/03/2021 - 16:41h

The international press has focalizado varied of his headlines in the arrest of Josep María Bartomeu, situation that has conmocionado to the world of the football

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The week has started with the news of the visit of the Mossos d' Esquadra to the offices of the FC Barcelona and the back arrest of Josep María Bartomeu, ex-president of the club, as well as some of the members of his directive. In front of this fact, the international sportive press has showed diverse headlines.

One of the most conclusive headlines has made it the British newspaper Daily Mail, which has quoted the news of the arrest of Bartomeu putting "The Police arrests to the president of the superclub". On the other hand, the Argentinian newspaper Olé aimed in his website the information with the lines "Josep Maria Bartomeu, that was detained when finalising the procedure. Also they fell in the volteada Oscar Grau (CEO of the club), Román Gómez Ponti (manager of the juridical services) and Jaume Masferrer (boss of cabinet of presidency)".

Going back to the European press, Tuttosport, recognised half Italian signals the news in question like "Bang in Barcelona, the Police registers the club". Of equal form, the newspaper Record of Portugal limited to title the relative note to the arrest of Bartomeu writing "Scandal in Barcelona", whereas it also stands out that the occurred in the Barçagate is something that is not to the height of a so prestigious club.

Bouncing the puddle until the United States, can read in the newspaper The New York Times, "police Raid in the Barcelona, a power of the European football". The newspaper of the "city that never sleeps" also stands out the fact explaining the reasons of the arrest of Bartomeu "The authorities investigate the relation of the club with a company that produced pejorative content on Lionel Messi, Gerard Hammered and other stars".

Reaction of the national press on the arrest of Bartomeu

In Spain, the scandal on the arrest of Josep María Bartomeu and his circle of directors has produced also the respective press releases. The daily ACE resumió the fact with the headline "Barçagate: world-wide shock" and made another entrance explaining the origin of the famous altercation, putting "Barçagate: To which players affected?".

By his part, the half barcelonista Sport has devoted big part of his main news to it sucedido this Monday, with notes as "Josep María Bartomeu, arrested person!" Or "Arrest of Bartomeu: they Continue the registers". Being an event in full development, the world of the football and of the sportive press is hardly to the doors of all the alluvium of news that will appear around the same.

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