Barca in executive exodus – reports

Barcelona are reportedly facing an exodus of executives after their decision to play Las Palmas behind closed doors.

According to Ara, Carles Vilarrubi has stepped down from his position as Vice-President of international and institutional relations, with several sources noting his disagreement with letting the game at Camp Nou go ahead.

Barca President Josep Maria Bartomeu did not confirm Vilarrubi’s departure during his interview with beIN Sports prior to kick-off but tellingly did not deny it.

Furthermore, RAC1 reports Jordi Mones, commissioner of the Barca Innovation Hub, has also handed in his resignation.

AS explains the club’s board of directors met as a matter of urgency before the match, instead of meeting their Las Palmas counterparts for a traditional meal.

The newspaper adds more resignations are on the way but may not take place until the club’s next AGM.

Barca’s decision not to let fans into their stadium came after riot police aggressively disrupted the Catalan independence referendum, with the club condemning efforts to block a ‘democratic’ vote.

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