Six Barcelona board members have resigned and told president Josep Maria Bartomeu they are unhappy at how the club is being managed.

Josep Maria Bartomeu has been Barcelona’s president since 2014.

In a joint letter, the six expressed concern over the financial implications of the corona virus crisis for the club.

And they called for Barca to call new presidential elections.

Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas two of the club’s four vice-presidents – quit alongside four directors: Silvio Elias, Josep Pont, Jordi Calsamiglia and Maria Teixidor.

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“We also want to show our displeasure over the unfortunate episode about the social media accounts, known as ‘Barcagate‘, which we learned about through the press.


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The club also denied “serious and unfounded accusations” about the running of the club made by Rousaud in the Spanish media and said they “reserve the right to any legal action that may correspond”.

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Barcelona players will take a 70% pay cut during the corona virus pandemic and make additional contributions to ensure non-sporting staff receive full wages.

The board of directors, members of the club’s professional sports teams and most of the basketball team have also agreed to reduce their salaries.

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