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Neymar: “FC Barcelona’s President is a Joke”

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Josep Maria Bartomeu criticized the player and his father

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“This president is a joke,” Neymar wrote on Instagram, firing back at Josep Maria Bartomeu’s criticism of the player and his father.

“We committed the mistake of trusting too much in Neymar and his father,” Bartomeu was quoted as saying by Esporte Interativo’s Instagram account. Neymar volleyed back with sharp criticism of his own and a series of emojis.

Neymar left FC Barcelona this past summer transfer window, joining Paris Saint-Germain. He claims a rift between him and the president precipitated the transfer. Bartomeu refuses to pay Neymar a loyalty bonus, a matter which could see both parties in court.