The departures of Rousaud, Enrique Tombas, Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia, and Maria Texidor. Took place against the backdrop of reports of months-long internal disputes in the Club ahead of the presidential election next year.
‘Someone had a hand in the club’s treasury’
One of the six Barcelona board members who resigned this week caused a stir. Saying that “someone had a hand in the treasury” at the Club – Camp Nou hierarchies vehemently denied this accusation. Emili Rousaud defended his position as vice president along with five other directors. The departures of Rousaud, Enrique Tombas, Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia, and Maria Texidor. Took place against the backdrop of reports of months-long internal disputes in the Club ahead of the presidential election next year. Their exits appeared two days after reports that incumbent President Josep Maria Bartomeu wanted the four board members to resign as he seeks to strengthen support during the last year of his tenure. Barca later mentioned the planned reshuffle in its response to Rousaud’s claims.
Corruption in the Club
Speaking on Friday after news of his resignation, Rousaud spoke out about the internal split within the top management of the Champions League and suggested that three more directors are considering their positions. Rousaud told reporters on Friday: “I think someone had a hand in the treasury, although I don’t know who.”You pay one million euros for work that has a market price of 100,000 euros. “I don’t know who it was, but I have an idea, although I don’t think that it was any member of the board.” Later on Friday, Barcelona issued a club statement regarding the charges.
The club officials deny any corrupted activity
In light of the severe and unfounded accusations made this morning by Mr. Emili Rousaud, the Club’s former vice president in various media interviews. FC Barcelona categorically denies any activity that could be called corruption. Therefore, it reserves the right to any legal action which can match each other. “Analysis of the monitoring service for social networks is currently the subject of a full independent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Which is still being carried out and, as a result, has not yet come to any conclusions. So the Club provided all the relevant information requested by PWC since the start of the process.
Barca and i3 Ventures are rejecting all any such agreements
“Finally, the resignations announced over the past few hours due to the reorganization of the Board proposed by President Josep Maria Bartomeu and which will be completed in the next few days”. This reorganization of the Board of Directors is an attempt to solve the problem of the final stage of the mandate in the best way possible necessary measures to prepare for the future of the Club. To overcome the consequences of the health crisis that is currently facing us and to bring to the end management programs launched in 2010. The Strategic Plan approved in 2015.”
Emili also alleged possible irregularities about Barcelona’s alleged agreement with i3 Ventures. A public relations company allegedly hired by Spanish radio program Que t’ hi jugues to clean up Bartomeu’s image. On social media and neglect current and former players, criticizing his premiership. Both Barcelona and i3 Ventures strongly rejected the conclusion of any such agreement.