BARCELONA – The Platform promoting the vote of no-confidence against the Barcelona board chaired by Josep Maria Bartomeu announced this Tuesday that it has 12,700 signatures out of the 16,520 needed to force a vote, two days after the deadline and showing their spokesmen “optimistic” in reaching the goal.
According to the data presented during a telematic press conference, on Monday night there were 3,820 signatures below the necessary minimum, although Ricard Faura, one of the spokesmen, acknowledged that the minimum objective is to exceed by at least 15 percent support “because there is always at least a ten percent margin of error when validating signatures.”
Marc Duch specified that of the bulk of rubrics received 8,700 belong to the groups that joined in the motion of censure, including those collected by the pre-candidacies of Víctor Font and Lluís Fernández Alà, while the rest “about 4 thousand” are those that have in his power, as he told them, Jordi Farré, with whom he maintains a certain distance.
“The figure is good and solid to face these last three days, we are optimistic but we must continue to push and intensify our presence on the networks because the goal is close,” specified Duch, who remarked that the total number of firms that have been acquired up to the moment “represents a record, a historical figure because it is the motion with the most support in the history of the club and without games in the stadium.”
The spokesmen tried to diminish the importance of the existing and public differences, with the initial promoter, “the only valid interlocutor with the club,” said Duch, of the motion, a Jordi Farré with whom he admitted maintaining little contact. “There has been noise in the last few days and it is something that is part of the game, but we are not much more concerned because the common objective is to reach the necessary signatures ”, explained the spokesman, who resolved not to have maintained official contacts with the entity and said he was” at the he hopes “that Farré will contact them to share the logistical details of the organization in this final stretch.
“The capacity that Farré has is managed by him personally; it is a merely formal issue and we are sure that he will contribute many signatures to the team,” agreed Duch in a show of collusion, who rejected the possibility that Barcelona would not validate the signatures of Farré for having also collected personal data from the partners who gave him their support in the event that one of them reported him. “We do not believe that this could be valid in a possible challenge,” he declared.
Finally, the spokesmen, waiting for the final day, on Thursday (pending to know the exact time) highlighted their conviction of the success of their platform, beyond obtaining or not obtaining the necessary signatures. “The motions are put to prosper, from here, if we do not arrive, I do not think we can talk about failure. It is difficult for me to talk about failure when so many people have been mobilized and so many signatures have been collected. The word failure does not make sense “, Hill.