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Joan Laporta hits back at Tebas: He has a ‘sick obsession’ with Barcelona

Some strong comments from the president

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hit out at La Liga chief Javier Tebas after the 59-year-old spoke about the Catalan giants in an interview with Diario Sport published on Sunday

Tebas said that he didn’t think Lionel Messi’s departure was for “financial reasons” and also said he feels Barca have been “psychologically kidnapped” by Real Madrid.

Laporta is clearly not at all impressed with Tebas’s comments and thinks La Liga’s president has a “sick obsession” with this club.

“Instead if looking to resolve discrepancies politely, Tebas always looks for conflict and disagreement. He has a sick obsession to see how much he can hurt Barça and its values, we Culés already know that.”

Laporta also responded to Tebas’s claims about Messi and said that the 59-year-old is to blame for the Argentina international being forced out of the Camp Nou.

“Tebas says that Messi has not stayed at Barça, but he’s the main culprit. He did not stay because of this man’s pride and his fair play rules. He always wants to be the protagonist. Other leagues were more flexible with FFP, and no one else lost their best players.”

“What we will not do is allow Tebas to hurt the club in ways that we can control. We will not agree to Mr. Tebas’ personal projects that only want to use Barça’s interests to make more money for himself, taking our TV rights for the next 50 years.”

Source | Mundo Deportivo

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