La Liga president calls for Laporta’s head: “He should be removed from Barcelona”
Barcelona and La Liga have been in a heated beef ever since Joan Laporta took over as the president of the club. The league president, Javier Tebas, has resorted to public insults directed at the Catalan giants, and has not hidden his loathe for them.
He has even claimed that he would do everything in his power to stop Barcelona from making signings in the summer. In fact, the league even made a completely new rule to stop the club from registering Gavi’s new contract.
Both Tebas and Laporta have not shied away from media to slam each other, but things are expected to take a nastier turn, soon as the La Liga head has called for the latter’s head.
“Laporta should be removed from his position at Barcelona by the President of the Spanish Federation (RFEF),” Tebas said as quoted by Onda Cero.
This is Laporta’s second stint as president of Barcelona. He has been popularly regarded as the best ever president the club has had after he managed to keep the club financially afloat during his first tenure.
The Spanish politician had called out Tebas for being against Lionel Messi’s registration when the Argentine first broke out in the senior team for the club.
“I would also like to say that Mr. Tebas has already come to the fore again. Some had already warned us that Tebas seemed to be promoting a reputational campaign against Barça and against me. The mask has come off,” Laporta said.
“I remember that he is a person who in his career has already demonstrated his animosity towards Barça. Back in 2005, he didn’t want Messi to play for Barça. He does not forgive us for not signing the agreement with CVC.”
This beef will likely continue until either Barcelona find a suitable financial solution to their problems or Tebas stops mending the rules to create new problems for the blaugranes.