Barcelona board ‘considering immediate resignation’ over referendum talk

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is said to be considering encouraging the entire board to resign as a no-confidence vote against the president looms.

Well over 16,000 signatures were collected to force the deeply unpopular Bartomeu out of the Camp Nou, and the Barcelona board must now meet to set a date for the referendum.

Bartomeu faces a vote of no confidence. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Marca noted that all club officials will meet on Monday to finalize the vote, which is expected to take place on November 1 or 2, but many at the club are said to be upset by the fact that fans will be encouraged to leave their homes. Vote in the middle of a pandemic.

The board has argued that there is not enough time to implement all safety regulations, given Spain’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which are stricter than simply following social distancing. So they are trying to force. 15 days delay in voting.

Sport added that Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau wrote a letter to the local government arguing that it was not safe, but was stunned to receive a reply saying that Barcelona had There is no good reason to delay the vote, especially as the local council is debating an adjournment. His own vote for similar reasons.

Apparently shocked by their behaviour, Bartomeu is said to be considering encouraging every member of the club’s hierarchy to leave the club after Monday’s meeting.

Barcelona is ready to hold a referendum and believes it should happen soon, but they are unwilling to do so during a global health crisis that could put lives at risk by encouraging voters to leave their homes.

“We will not engage in this nonsense. People’s lives are more important, because there will always be time to vote,” a club source was quoted as saying.

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However, the fun doesn’t stop there. Barcelona’s attempt to delay the vote has frustrated those trying to oust Bartomeu, who are also threatening legal action against the club if they breach the terms of the no-confidence vote.

Club rules state that Barcelona have 20 days to finalize the date of the vote after being issued with the motion, and refusal to do so could result in the case ending up in court.

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