Gerard Pique, Barcelona captain, has left harsh criticism for Josep Maria Bartomeu. In question, the involvement of the former president in the affair that has become known as Barçagate.
“He lied to our face, to me and to Messi. He told us that he knew nothing about the affair”, he began by saying in the program The Wild Project, recalling that he had publicly defended Bartomeu in the case in which he was accused of paying a media company to speak ill of the players. and their families.
“I defended him in the press conference, but he knew. The person responsible for everything was his right arm. Then he suspended him, but continued to collect his salary. He had a cordial relationship with Bartomeu, but he lied to my face about a very serious fact. He made a lot of bad decisions.
Pique also felt that Bartomeu’s ‘lack of leadership’ ‘reflected on the pitch’, reflected in the team’s sporting results.
Bartomeu resigned as Barcelona president in October last year after seven years in office, unable to withstand the Barçagate affair and the pressure that followed Lionel Messi’s departure from the club.