Local police were present this morning at Barcelona Club headquarters, according to Spanish media outlets, to investigate the problem of social networks under Josep Maria Bartomeu rule.
Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club’s former president, had paid a million euros to a social media firm to undermine certain players and club myths, as well as to polish his profile.
Several players, including Lionel Messi and Pique, as well as Pep Guardiola, Carles Puyol, and La Porta, had their reputations tarnished by the organisation, which worked via more than 100 false accounts on social media platforms.
According to the Catalan newspaper “Mundo Deportivo,” police officers were present in Barcelona offices this morning to check and prosecute the case known as “Barçagate” in the newspapers.
The bulk of Barcelona’s workers had been exiled overseas, according to the Spanish radio station “Onda Siro,” while police officers investigated and looked for files linked to the crime.
According to sources, after investigating financial irregularities in this case, which rocked public sentiment at the start of 2020, the Catalan police accused Bartomeu and his auxiliary council of corruption.