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More chaos at Barcelona as six directors resign

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A chaos season for Barcelona brought fresh drama ahead of the Easter weekend with news that six directors have handed in their resignations to president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Vice presidents, Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas, have both quit as well as directors Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Texidor, according to multiple reports.

Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia has published a letter that was sent to Bartomeu explaining their reasons for quitting which was signed by all six.

“We hereby want to communicate that the directors below signatories have transferred to President Bartomeu our decision to irrevocably resign from our status as FC Barcelona executives.

”We have reached this point by not being able to reverse the criteria and forms of management of the club in the face of the important challenges of the future and, in particular, from the new post-pandemic scenario.

”We must also highlight our disillusion over the unfortunate social media episode, known as ‘Barcagate’, of which we found out through the press.”

The letter also reportedly urges elections to be called and asked for compensation.

The resignations follow reports earlier in the week that Bartomeu wanted Rousaud, Tombas, Elias and Pont to resign.

Rousand hit back in an interview with Marca, saying he felt “betrayed” by Bartomeu.

He added that Bartomeu had told him he wanted him out because he had leaked information or criticised players to journalists and had also criticised employees.