Netease Sports reported on October 28:
On the evening of October 27th, local time in Spain,
"The impeachment participants said that if they can’t vote, they will file a legal action. I don’t understand this. I think some decisions are irresponsible. As the Barcelona board, we must ensure the health of everyone. We don’t want anyone At risk."
"I received the government's reply on the date of the impeachment vote this morning. They think the voting will proceed as scheduled. This means that they did not respond to our proposal that we need to take 15 days to prepare for safety. We cannot hold an impeachment vote, we must protect Everyone’s health, so we decided to resign."
As the epidemic prevention situation in Europe has become severe again recently, the Barcelona board of directors previously proposed to postpone the date of the impeachment vote, but the local government stated that the vote can proceed normally. Bartomeu said that taking into account the safety of epidemic prevention, he and the board members decided to resign collectively during the temporary board meeting.
When talking about why he didn’t resign earlier, Bartomeu said: “It’s easiest to leave after being eliminated in the Champions League last season, but we can’t leave the club to the manager’s control. We need to ensure the club’s future and availability. Sustainability. Some people say that we are hiding something, saying that we dare not take responsibility. I would say this is completely wrong. I have always said that our self-criticism will make us stronger. In the past few months we have Our experience exceeded the limit. We were not respected. My family and other board members were insulted and threatened."
"Whether as a member of the board of directors or chairman, it is my honor to be able to serve the club. I have always tried to treat this position with responsibility and integrity. I hope that in the next few days, I hope to work with the players and employees. The negotiation of salary reduction can be successfully completed. Failure to do so may have a serious impact on the club."
Bartomeu became the interim president of Barcelona in 2014 and was officially elected as the president of Barcelona a year later. During his six years as the chairman of Barcelona, the club has won four league titles, one UEFA Champions League, four Copa del Rey titles, two Western Super Cup titles, one Club World Cup title and one UEFA Super Cup title. Bartomeu’s term was originally set to end in 2021, after Barcelona announced