Messi’s fallout continues with the lifting of a vote of no confidence in Bartomeu
A vote of no confidence has been filed against Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu because the fallout to Lionel Messi’s demand to go away the club continues.
Messi, 33, shocked Barca on Tuesday when he informed them of his desire to seek out a replacement home this summer after nearly 20 years at Camp Nou.
Barca supporters gathered outside the offices at the club’s stadium upon learning of Messi’s request and chanted for Bartomeu to resign within the hope that it might convince the Argentina forward to remain .
Jordi Farre, who plans to run the presidency in next year’s elections, has also involved Bartomeu to quit and is leading the vote of no confidence to possess him removed.
“We consider that Messi’s request to go away Barcelona is that the latest sign of the mess the club finds itself in,” a press release from Nou Impuls Barca, which is that the slogan for Farre’s campaign, said.
Farre will have 14 working days to collect the signatures of 15% of the club’s members, which is simply under 17,000 people.
If he manages that, the vote of no confidence would then be put to the whole membership base within the sort of a referendum. Two-thirds of a possible 154,000 voters would need to go against the board within the second stage so as for an election to be called immediately.
In July, another group of Barcelona members had announced plans to launch a vote of no confidence against Bartomeu due to the “unacceptable management” of the club.
In a statement released before the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League, Cor Blaugrana, the collective of Barca fans from various supporters’ groups behind the action, said that they had grown uninterested with the Catalan club’s administration and argued that change was needed immediately.
However, unlike Farre, they need not yet filed the motion and should instead plan to divert their attention towards supporting Nou Impuls Barca’s movement.
Barca will hold elections in March 2021 to elect a replacement president no matter what happens with Farre’s motion. Club statutes dictate that Bartomeu cannot stand again.
Following Messi’s decision on Tuesday, Farre’s fellow presidential candidates, Victor Font and Joan Laporta, also joined the chorus of involves Bartomeu to resign.
Messi, who features a contract until 2021 and a €700 million release clause, has grown unhappy at performances on the pitch — especially in Europe — in recent seasons and has also been frustrated by mismanagement at the highest level.
He clashed with former sporting director Eric Abidal earlier this season and was critical of the club for leaking information about negotiations over a wage cut at the beginning of the “Coronavirus pandemic” put pressure on players. ”
Manchester City are among the clubs keen to sign Messi. they’re crunching the numbers to figure out if it’s financially possible, while sources have told ESPN Messi has already spoken with City coach Pep Guardiola, who he previously played under at Barca.
Messi hopes a clause in his contract will allow him to go away for free of charge but Barca insist that clause expired in June.
reported by : espn