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Sport Barcelona waits on authorities before vote against Bartomeu

02:55  27 october  2020
02:55  27 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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MADRID (AP) — Barcelona is waiting for authorization from local officials before holding a referendum that could lead to the ouster of club president Josep Bartomeu and his board of directors.

Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu, centre smiles as fans boo him during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort) © Provided by Associated Press Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu, centre smiles as fans boo him during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Club members have called for a motion of censure against Bartomeu and the board, but the club said Monday it can’t hold the vote until officials authorize it amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 110,000 club members are entitled to vote, but the Spanish government last week declared a state of emergency because of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

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The vote of no confidence is expected to happen in coming months. We urge all members and Socios please go and vote against Bartamou, the guy has no vision for Barcelona . FC Barcelona Universe needs your help with “Barcelo: Bartomeu out. Enough is Enough.”.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has had to deal with a vote of no confidence once before . Robert Marquardt/Getty Images. This is the second time Bartomeu has had to deal with a vote of no confidence against him. In 2017, former presidential candidate Agusti Benedito tried to out him but

Real Madrid and Barcelona players run for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort) © Provided by Associated Press Real Madrid and Barcelona players run for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

“We asked how we could guarantee the safety for everyone, voters and workers,” Bartomeu said after the meeting of the board of directors on Monday.

The original plan was to have the referendum take place next week at the Camp Nou Stadium, but the club had yet to receive a formal answer from officials. Bartomeu said it wanted more time to schedule the vote in different locations instead of a centralized vote at the Camp Nou.

Many expected Bartomeu and his board to resign before the censure vote takes place. Bartomeu, however, said that resigning has not crossed his mind, reiterating his stance from last month.

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a vote of no confidence after club members claimed to have gathered enough signatures for a motion of censure. Bartomeu has been under enormous pressure at Camp Nou after a tumultuous 2019-20 season, during which Barca finished

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu could face a vote of no confidence after a motion of censure secured 90% of the necessary signatures from members on Wednesday. The Més que una Moció platform was launched two weeks ago after months of planning from 'socis' and has until the

More than 20,000 club members signed a petition for Bartomeu and his board to face the censure vote. The wave of opposition came after Lionel Messi told the club he wanted to leave amid one of its worst crises ever.

Messi criticized Barcelona club directors last season and said he did not like the direction the club was headed. He later personally accused Bartomeu of not keeping his promise to let him leave for free at the end of the season.

Bartomeu said he understood why Messi was disappointed but still hoped he would “stay with Barcelona for many years" and retire with the club.

“When I heard that Leo Messi is, well, angry because he wanted to leave the club, I’m trying always to explain to him and to his agents and to his family that, Barcelona, we cannot let Leo Messi leave,” Bartomeu said, in English. “Why? Because he is the best player of the world and because we are starting now a new project with Ronald Koeman, with new players, where Leo Messi is the key.

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a premature end to his tenure after a vote of no confidence was called against him. A group of club members known as ‘Mes Que una Mocio’ - More Than a Motion – triggered the vote after collecting 20,687 valid signatures in support.

“I understand that he could be angry, but we need Leo Messi in Barcelona and I hope that in the next coming months or so Leo Messi will say ‘I’m happy because I stayed in Barcelona and I'm going to renew my contract and I'm going to finish my career in the club in the next few years.'”

Pressure on Bartomeu increased after the team’s embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, one of the worst in the club’s history. The defeat prompted Bartomeu to announce big changes at the club and call for new presidential elections for next March. Barcelona went without a title last season for the first time since 2007-08.

“I think that when this season is over, we will have won more than one title,” Bartomeu said.

Bartomeu said that after the transfer window ended the club asked players to adjust their salaries amid the pandemic, and negotiations with them remained underway. He thanked Koeman for taking over the coaching job even though he knew “unpopular” measures would have to be made. Among Koeman's first moves was to get rid of veteran striker Luis Suárez and midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

The board also called for the Spanish soccer federation to review its video replay standards, reiterating its complaints after the VAR awarded a decisive penalty kick in the 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in this weekend’s Spanish league “clásico” at the Camp Nou.

The club said “VAR has not upheld the essential criteria of ethics and fairness, which has had a serious negative impact on FC Barcelona and has benefited its most direct opponents.”

Barcelona presented no evidence to back up the claim.

The board also approved a budget for 2020-21 with an operating income of 828 million euros ($982 million) and operating expenses of 796 million euros ($944 million).

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