The votes have been counted and validated and it seems the motion of no confidence was a success. Even though they’ve been trying to ignore it throughout the whole summer, even the local media had to react now.
Both of the biggest papers in Barcelona focused on that story this morning. SPORT presented the number of validated votes and asked the all-important question – resignation?
With 18.090 validated signatures – far more than the required 16.520 – the motion of no confidence was a success. But the work doesn’t stop here just yet.
The vote against president Josep Maria Bartomeu has to be held within the next 20 days. If that does happen, he will have to analyse the situation and decide whether to leave on his own, with some grace left, or wait to be banished.
Mundo Deportivo are, surprisingly, also reporting on the matter. Their title simply says ‘18,090‘ and it speaks volumes.
Barça are now waiting for the confirmation from the Catalan Government of the viability of voting in the pandemic. Once that goes through and everything is OK, the next steps will be taken.
It has been a long journey but it does seem like Bartomeu’s reign is coming to an end. Mundo Deportivo also shortly talked about Spain’s clash with Portugal and about Ousmane Dembélé’s future.
The Frenchman, as it seems, could be thinking about joining Juventus soon…