Catalan police raided FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on Monday, detaining former president Josep Maria Bartomeu and other team officials in connection to an ongoing investigation into the so-called Barçagate scandal, according to multiple reports.
Bartomeu resigned as president in 2020 following reports that he hired a marketing firm to disparage the club’s players on social media.
🔴 Los Mossos han abandonado las oficinas del @FCBarcelona_es
— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) March 1, 2021
In a statement, the club said that they are cooperating with Catalan police and that they have “great respect for the judicial process in place and for the principle of presumed innocence for the people affected within the remit of this investigation”.