The former Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, had to be expelled from Spain and not enough to go to prison for destroying Lionel Messi’s reputation.
Barcelona was again beaten by rumors after their former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, arrested by the authorities.
Bartomeu was also arrested during a raid by the Catalunya Police Unit, Mossos d’Esquadra, against the Barcelona office, Monday (1/3/2021) local time.
Bartomeu was arrested allegedly for being the mastermind behind the scandal Barcagate which happened in February 2020 ago.
Apart from Bartomeu, there were other names who were also arrested, namely Oscar Grau (CEO of Barcelona) and Roman Gomez Ponti (head of the legal department).
Barcagate itself is a buzzer operation carried out by Bartomeu in collaboration with the I3 Ventures company.
The company was hired to raise Bartomeu’s image via social media.
In addition, Bartomeu also asked the company to take down political opponents and players who opposed his policies.