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Llopis Barcelona tirade: As fans cried over Messi, Laporta dined with Real Madrid president

Former Barcelona chief Juame Llopis has continued his tirade against the board today.

Llopis resigned as a member of the Espai Barça commission on Sunday in protest against Lionel Messi's dramatic departure.

He had been a key member of the Espai Barça Commission and was a senior advisor to president Joan Laporta. He was part of Laporta's election team leading up to the Barca presidential elections earlier this year.

Llopis is a professor of business at the Navarra university and chose to step down over the weekend in reaction to Messi's departure. He tendered his resignation in the aftermath of Messi's emotional farewell media conference held at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

On Qué T'hi Jugues via Okdiario, Llopis took aim at president Joan Laporta: "Not everything that could be done has been done.

"It is a decision of executives who do not know Barça, which is not a typical multinational. There has not been the will to negotiate continuity."

Llopis also took aim at Laporta for being spotted with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on the weekend. Florentino was in Barcelona for talks about the European Super League.

Llopis continued: "It was noticed in the coldness of the player with the president. The truth has not been told, we want to know what is up with Florentino Pérez and Laporta. The issue of the Super League is a great project, but uncertain.

"It is not understood that while the Barça fans were crying for Leo's departure, Laporta ate a seafood platter with the president of Madrid. You have to take care of the image.

"There are no people in the club to manage crises, despite the fact that (Ferran) Reverter is a great executive but has no experience in these cases and does not know what Barça is.

"Kicking out Messi is a simple reduction and nothing has been done before other cases such as those of Umtiti, Coutinho or the sacred cows. To this day, if there are no salary cuts, I do not think Memphis can play on Sunday because he is still not registered."


- updated August 11


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