The schism between Laporta and Florentino over the ‘Negreira case’ marks the classic of tension

Whereas Barcelona aspires to outline the League towards Actual Madrid, its presidents stage a break within the eating room and within the field

Joan Laporta and Florentino Prez on the Camp Nou.ALBERTO ESTVEZEFE

Joan Laporta, extra pantokror than president, and with extra apostles than managers, is a type of leaders who, getting emotional and clenching their fists, flip their very own sin into the aggression of others. AND Florentino Prezwho had not been invited this time to eat, however was invited to the field, took the dedication this Saturday to not attend the clásico on the Camp Nou when he understood that his presence within the Barça stadium made no sense.

Laporta was so anguished by the Negreira case that final Tuesday, even with out having on condition that press convention changed into El Dorado, and regardless that he needed to be absent from varied promotional occasions, he took a flight to Porto. There the illustration tycoon was ready for him jorge mendes, with whom he shared extra leisure hours than enterprise. As a result of in actuality Laporta, irrespective of how a lot the judicial, media and social storm intensifies and threatens to take all the pieces away, he’s going at his personal tempo.

The clásico of this Sunday, along with defining the result of the League -the group of xavi hernndez aspires to depart Actual Madrid Carlo Ancelotti to 12 factors, with 12 days at stake-, places each the popularity of the championship and that of Spanish soccer at stake. The 7.3 million euros paid over 18 years by Barcelona to the previous quantity two of the referees, along with linking 4 presidents –Joan Gaspart, Joan Laporta, Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu-, have pressured the establishments to take a place within the face of the crudeness of the accusations of the Prosecutor’s Workplace, which warns of a continued crime of corruption within the sports activities subject.

So in Barcelona they awaited with extra expectation than concern the response that Actual Madrid may supply, which, after being lazy with the matter, ended up saying its intention to seem within the case as a personal prosecution. A gesture that the Barça membership took benefit of in a situation through which populism is the shortest solution to clarify itself to members.

alliance in query

As a result of, though Laporta’s advisers have spent the week being pleased with not wanting to sit down right down to eat with the illustration of Actual Madrid, nobody within the Barça entity had dared to insinuate the break in relations. Laporta wished to sit down with Florentino tonight within the Camp Nou field. Causes weren’t missing and that’s how they anticipated him on the Barça membership earlier than the white president selected Saturday to not journey to Barcelona. Each leaders must suppose now if they continue to be allies in order that the dying venture of the Tremendous League doesn’t find yourself working aground; and in case your widespread clamp in entrance of javier thebes in LaLiga he’ll be capable to survive Negreira case.

This state of agitation and rigidity, transferred from the social networks to the media pulpits, and subsequently to the soccer stadiums, has elevated on the price of the journalistic revelations and the judicial progress of the case. The trial courtroom no 1 of Barcelona accepted the criticism filed by the Prosecutor. Anticorruption managed to pay money for the investigations of the case. And within the Barça membership they didn’t change their communication coverage. They thought-about it applicable that, for now, the entity ought to proceed to defend itself on the blow of a message from its president. Whether or not it was earlier than the excessive Catalan bourgeoisie, earlier than some peistas from Vitoria, earlier than the captains of the sections or earlier than a digital camera from the membership itself. A communication technique that has bothered among the major advisers of the utmost Barcelona president.

On March 7, on the Círculo Ecuestre in Barcelona, ​​and with out the journalists being invited, Laporta whipped up the scarecrow of the conspiracy on the a part of Thebes. There’s a will to strangle us economically and switch us right into a public restricted firm. However the Bara is one among its companions. Earlier than the hostile reception suffered by Barcelona at San Mams, the president intervened on March 11 at a dinner of the Pea Barcelonista in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Raised the tone: The Bara is a sense that doesn’t get soiled. There are very severe assaults on our protect that don’t have anything to do with actuality. We are going to battle till the final drop of our blood [sic] to defend the honour, popularity and pursuits of Barcelona. In entrance of the captains of the membership’s sections in a parliament held on March 13 on the Camp Nou Auditorium 1899, Laporta went from controlling his tears to taking out his hammer: Don’t suppose that I’m emotional due to weak point, I’m emotional as a result of I actually wish to to face all of the scoundrels which can be staining our protect. And already this Friday, earlier than the official media of the entity in one other one-way message, he settled vehemently: They wish to management the Bara. hold it. We is not going to solely defend ourselves, we’ll assault.

In the meantime, Thebes has tried to maintain up the media pulse. We face the largest reputational disaster within the historical past of LaLiga. And it impacts us all, not simply the Bara. If Bara goes right down to Segunda, nothing will occur both, it would go up the next yr, he said final Thursday in a discussion board organized by The vanguard.

Extra slogans than explanations

The Camp Nou stands, so far, have ignored the Negreira case. These are occasions when slogans work higher than explanations. And maybe there may be not another placing tonight than that of motomami of rosalla, printed on the Barça first group shirts for this traditional because of the Spotify sponsorship settlement. Though the times of scarves and banners – even prefabricated ones – are lengthy gone in a soccer that insists on transferring away from the standard fan, the little opposition that the Laporta authorities has encountered has additionally had an affect. Victor Font, his major opponent within the final elections, has most well-liked to not place himself publicly for now. And the actions of a gaggle of businessmen to arrange themselves to refound the membership haven’t gone past dinners in reserved rooms.

They will be unable to destabilize us, Xavi Hernández restricted himself to responding the day earlier than. And the Barcelona coach mentioned it, not as a result of he had a particular curiosity in getting totally into the mess of the conspiracy, however in order to not contradict his president. The coach has sufficient to attempt to hold the doorways of his locker room closed -the vp Rafael Yuste he favored shaking fingers with the footballers earlier than coaching on Saturday-, and at last settling the League that certifies the worth of his work.

For this, Xavi must show that his invention doesn’t fall with out Pedro, whose muscular tissues bind him to the stretcher. And that soccer, with kind of type, continues to make sense regardless of the stickiness of the cash stain.