Former vice president of Barcelona: I think someone has reached into the box
Barcelona has become a private house of trouble; up to six executives of the Barcelona Board have submitted their resignation this Thursday. As reported by La Vanguardia, Emili Rousaud, Enrique Tombas, Silvio Elias, and Josep Pont, the four executives invited by the Barcelona president to leave their respective positions on the board due to discrepancies with the top president, two new detractors have been added, Maria Teixidor and Jordi Calsamiglia.
All of them have delivered before a notary a joint letter of resignation and then have called Bartomeu himself to communicate his irrevocable decision. In this way, the directive changes from 19 to 13 members, as long as there are no new additions.
The six managers, in addition, published a farewell letter to the Barcelona fans that we reproduce in below:
We hereby want to communicate that the undersigned managers have transferred to President Bartomeu our decision to irrevocably resign from our position as managers of FC Barcelona. We have reached this point by not being able to reverse the criteria and forms of management of the club in the face of the important challenges of the future and, especially, from the new post-pandemic scenario.
We must also highlight our disenchantment with the unfortunate episode on social networks, known as ‘Barcagate’, which we learned about through the press. We ask here that once the results of the audit entrusted to PWC are presented, that responsibilities be cleared as well as the eventual compensation for the corresponding assets.
As the last service to our club, we recommend that as soon as circumstances allow it to call new elections that allow, with all the ‘authority’, to manage the club in the best possible way in the face of the important challenges of the immediate future.
Last but not least, we want to have very special recognition and thanks to our colleagues on the Board of Directors who have dedicated and dedicate their best energies and efforts for the good of our beloved Barcelona Football Club. Also to thank the executives and employees of the Club for their support and excellent work during this time in which we have had the honor of serving our beloved Barca.
A big hug to everyone.