Barcelona head of state Josep Maria Bartomeu has actually been implicated of corruption by Los Mossos – the Catalan police.
Bartomeu has actually been criticised everywhere in recent weeks, with Bar ça’s 8-2 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich and also Lionel Messi’s succeeding demand to leave placing the club in a state of disorder.
Now, as reported by El Mundo, Bartomeu has actually been implicated of making personal economic gains associating to a situation known as ‘Bar çagate’.
In February, it was sensationally asserted that the La Liga titans had paid business I3 Ventures around EUR1m for social networksservices This consisted of distributing posts and also memes on Facebook and also Twitter that targeted their own players and also tales, consisting of Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi and also Pep Guardiola.
Cadena SER released a 36-page file reported as ‘proof’ of web links to 6 social networks accounts which made posts to strike Bar ça celebrities and also prospective governmental prospects.
Bartomeu and also Barcelona have constantly refuted any type of misbehavior pertaining to Bar çagate. A February declaration from the club checks out: “FC Barcelona flatly denies any relationship and, even more, the contracting of services linked to social network accounts that have spread negative or disparaging messages in relation to any person, entity or organisation that has or has had a relationship with the club.”
I3 Ventures also refuted working on Bar ça’s part and also classified SER’s claims ‘definitely incorrect’. They said they did not own a number of web pages recognized in the previous report and also added that their duty relates to ‘monitoring and also tracking’ social and also digital networks.
Now, Los Mossos claim there suffices proof to charge the Barcelona head of state of corruption and also directly gaining from said rumor.
Barcelona are still functioning on their initiatives to keep celebrity player Messi at the club, though reports from Argentina state it is currently more likely the famous enemy will certainly stay for the final year of his contract.