Yesterday, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Josep Vives attended a press conference to address some of the key talking points at the club. Of course, the president’s resignation has been discussed and that, along with more Clásico controversy, dominates today’s papers.
Unsurprisingly, Mundo Deportivo didn’t really focus on Bartomeu too much. They say that Sergio Ramos pulled Clément Lenglet’s shirt first so the penalty awarded to Real Madrid was a fluke.
Apparently, the referee has chosen to ignore his linesman’s plea and has given the penalty to the visitors regardless of the real situation. This, the paper says, is something Barcelona are willing to investigate and will follow up on their threats.
On the other hand, SPORT are all about Bartomeu and his latest words to the press. They say the president is resisting the vote of no confidence.
Not only that but he won’t consider resigning and never has. All the choices the board made were also unanimous, the president claims. He also discussed the situation with Lionel Messi’s request to leave the club, which was ultimately denied and the Argentine ended up staying put.
The paper also touches upon the non-existing penalty against Madrid. It seems that Barcelona believe there are audio recordings available that may reveal the true story behind the referee’s odd decision.