The clock ticks down to the end of tenure for the embattled FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu whose board may step down any moment from now.
According to multiple sources in Spain, this Monday or latest Tuesday is the due date for the club to confirm the referendum dates after the validation of signatures that seek to unseat the board.
According to Tribuna quoting from Diario Sport and Onda Cero, Josep Maria Bartomeu could offer the whole board to resign this Monday, October 26, if the Catalonia Government approve November 1 and 2 as the referendum dates.
According to reputable Diario AS journalist Javi Miguel, the information was leaked by Barcelona’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner.
The club believes that the offered dates for the referendum puts at risk the health of the voters as there’s been an increase in coronavirus cases in the region.
The Catalan government has issued a curfew and declared a state of alarm in the city but they still have no problem with Barca holding a referendum which would involve tens of thousands of people.
Bartomeu believes that the referendum must be held but he doesn’t want to put in danger the lives of the club members.