Barcelona: 6 board members resign after fallout with president Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona: 6 board members resign after fallout with president Josep Maria Bartomeu

- Six board members at Spanish side Barcelona have resigned

- They were not happy with ways president Bartomeu is running the club

- Barcelona are still topping the Spanish La Liga standings this term

Crisis rocking Spanish champions Barcelona on Thursday night, April 9, continued after six members of the board led by Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned their positions.

Two of the club's four vice-presidents namely Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas as well as directors Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Texidor have all threw the towels.

These six men are said not to be satisfied with the nature at which president Josep Bartomeu has been running the club without making use of their suggestions.

''We would like to communicate that the directors signed below have informed president Bartomeu of our decision to irrevocably resign our positions at the club.

''We have reached this point and see no way to reverse the ways business is managed at the club ahead of important challenges in the future and especially post-pandemic,''. the six board members wrote in a letter according to La Vanguardia.

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This latest decision by the board members will come as a tough one for Barcelona amid the crisis of coronavirus.

Club's captain Lionel Messi is also reported to be at loggerhead with president Bartomeu over him and his teammate pay cut due to the problems coronavirus has caused.

Earlier, had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi responded to reports linking him with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan and also claims that he paid for Ronaldinho's bail to get out of prison.

There have been reports for months that Lionel Messi does not want to end his career at Barcelona with many claiming that he wants to move to Italy and continue rivalry with Ronaldo.

Messi who has never played for any other club than Barcelona has now rubbished the reports claiming that he is happy at Barcelona and will remain at Nou Camp.

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The Argentine footballer made this known on his official social media account branding the reports as fake and told his fans not to take such serious.

He also denied reports of him helping former teammate Ronaldinho to pay his bail from prison where he was recently released to house arrest.

Ronaldinho spends close to five weeks inside Paraguay jail after being accused of using fake passport to entered the country with him and his brother.

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