Media with wild charge: Paid Barça for harassment against Messi?

FC Barcelona have paid a company to defame and belittle Lionel Messi and other of the club's own stars on social media. See also: Spanish newspaper throw bom

Media with wild charge: Paid Barça for harassment against Messi?

FC Barcelona have paid a company to defame and belittle Lionel Messi and other of the club's own stars on social media. See also: Spanish newspaper throw bom

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
17 February 2020 Monday 12:00
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Media with wild charge: Paid Barça for harassment against Messi?

FC Barcelona have paid a company to defame and belittle Lionel Messi and other of the club's own stars on social media.

See also: Spanish newspaper throw bomb: Barcelona are considering Braithwaite

this is the sound of the violent and deeply bizarre accusation from the radio station Cadena Ser, who Monday morning made a series of dramatic allegations about the Catalan team, which has put FC Barcelona on the other end.

Together with the newspaper El Confidencial claims Cadena Ser, that FC Barcelona have paid the company the I3 Ventures to write negatively about a number of current and former stars on various social media.

It must, among other things revolve around Xavi, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol and, not least, the star of them all, the argentine Lionel Messi.

El Confidencial writes that the I3 Ventures have access to hundreds of accounts on different social media. Accounts, which the company has used to spread negative comments about the Barcelona stars. Apparently, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who has been klubpræsident ago 2014, have taken advantage of this peculiar practice

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the Media claims to 'online bullying' started in 2017, and among other things, was directed against Lionel Messi, as he pulled the signing of a contract extension for a long period.

Since, the parties agreed, and Messi signed a new contract, which runs to the end of the next season.

the Allegations are flatly denied on the FC Barcelona website.

- We deny that we have paid for services in connection with social media accounts, which put negative or derogatory comments about individuals or groups that are related to the club, sounds from FC Barcelona, which, however, recognises that have a connection to I3 Ventures.

- It is a supplier which does not have relation to the accounts mentioned. If it turns out that there is a connection, we will immediately discontinue cooperation and initiate legal action.

in turn, admits the club that you have paid for services, analysing what is written about the club on social media.

- We are trying with these services to maintain the club's reputation and reputation. But also out of consideration for the persons affiliated to the club. It is about the players, sponsors, board members and other members.

FC Barcelona are, however, already now ready to bring an action against Cadena Ser and El Confidencial.

the Club requires a prompt correction of the published material, and we reserve the right to take legal steps against them, that mixes the club into this context, saith the threat from the Camp Nou.

See also: Spanish newspaper throw bomb: Barcelona are considering Braithwaite

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Updated: 17.02.2020 12:00
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