“Indignation, anger and dismay” FC Barcelona ask for LaLiga President Javier Tebas to resign
The Catalan club have asked for the head of the league to resign after a report in La Vanguardia linked him with the presentation of false evidence.
Another day, another FC Barcelona controversy off the pitch. If only the football side of the club could rip the shell from its own body and scamper away like a liberated tortoise, galloping down the beach at 300mph, finally laughing at how silly the whole shell idea was for 230 million years.
“Given the gravity of the information that has appeared today Monday in La Vanguardia in which La Liga president Javier Tebas is linked to the presentation of false evidence to the public prosecutor to incriminate our club, FC Barcelona wishes to expresses its deepest indignation, anger and dismay.”
The FC Barcelona statement pulls no punches and is quite an extraordinary read. But, like any good story, it waits until the end for Miss Marple to kick you in the jewels with the unforeseen twist.
Barça say LaLiga are ‘fanning the flames behind the scenes against out Club’
“For that reason, we urgently require the La Liga president to appear in public to explain himself, beyond the tweet sent in the early hours by Mr. Tebas, lacking substance and with a threatening tone. FC Barcelona, as president Joan Laporta repeated in recent weeks, feels itself to be the victim of a media campaign for events that never took place: Barça has never paid referees.”
It continues... get ready for the oh snap: “This harassment involves a group of media outlets and opinion writers with varying degrees of intent and with La Liga fanning the flames behind the scenes against our Club, with contributions from its president who has only gone in one direction: trying to condemn us in the public’s eyes before the facts have been judged.
It is not the first time that the president of La Liga has used the media weapons at his disposal to damage FC Barcelona, however, in contrast to his usual nonsense, we could never have imagined that he could try to incriminate our club with false evidence.”
All LaLiga clubs ‘should be on alert’
FC Barcelona then give kind advice to the rest of the league: “The article published today by La Vanguardia is of such gravity that it should put all the clubs in La Liga on alert, given that it talks of practices which are in no way consistent with the job of the president of La Liga.”
...here we go...
“If only for this fact, that of giving himself powers that do not belong to him, although also for reasons of dignity and respect for the presidency of La Liga, Mr. Tebas should resign from his post. Nevertheless, aware of his obsession with persecuting FC Barcelona and showing his constant averse and manifest dislike of our Club, we understand that the current La Liga president will persist in his efforts to keep damaging our club.”
What do you think of that? Anyway, Barcelona can calm the nerves by simply playing football - who have they got next?