Ex-Barcelona president Gaspart defends Bartomeu: What does this motion achieve?!

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Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspert has jumped to the defence of Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Bartomeu has seen a motion of censure secure the required number of signatures and presented to the club in recent days, though the president has stated no-one intends to resign.

Gaspart has hit out at the vote of no confidence, insisting Bartomeu doesn't deserve the treatment and the action is bad for the club.

“Bartomeu does not deserve that we throw him out, that we say 'go away'. I personally believe that the vote of no confidence is not going to win, despite the many firms that have supported it," he said. "But I am sure that those who have not spoken, out of a mass of 100,000 members, if they do so on the day of the vote, if it is finally carried out, they will not support the vote of no confidence.

“And once it is not achieved, I will launch a question into the air: why has it been done, what have we won? If we start the League, we start well, winning, the partners will think that things have been done well. The 2-8 (against Bayern Munich) hurt us, yes, but that does not mark the history of Barça, nor the best player in history. Nor did it score an 11-0 at the Bernabéu, which did not make the president leave… "