Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested by police, according to reports in Spain. The former Barcelona president has been involved in a series of smear campaigns. His resignation earlier this season was widely celebrated by the club’s fans. The highly unpopular executive is widely regarded as responsible for Barcelona’s decline.
BREAKING: Ex-Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has been arrested today, reports @el_pais 🚨
The arrest is reportedly in relation to the “Barcagate” scandal in which the club allegedly hired a social media company to publicly discredit players and staff pic.twitter.com/VU4UzTtM8y
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 1, 2021