Víctor Font was a great favorite for the Barça presidential chair when the race to succeed Josep María Bartomeu began. Things, however, have not gone the way the candidate had thought. Joan Laporta has passed him on the right with a series of movements that have caused a change in the Font’s discourse. Of the “The sooner elections the better” supporting the motion of no confidence that overthrew the previous directive to “On January 24 elections cannot be held.”
The candidate has seen how in recent weeks his promises have collapsed like a house of cards. First Xavi Hernández left him lying down, later Jordi Cruyff – running out of sports plan – and now he knows that he has it in Chinese after having achieved 4,713 signatures to support his candidacy for the more than 10,000 obtained by Laporta. The movement of the former president by placing a giant banner in the vicinity of the Bernabéu left him on the canvas and he does not come back from that blow.
“The club’s mechanisms for the no-confidence vote process and the current electoral process are outdated, that is why it is not possible to vote”, Font said, arguing that the health situation puts the Catalans partners at risk. It seems that the candidate has forgotten his words defending that the club needed a president as soon as possible in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic when the signatures against Bartomeu were collected.
Ja are massa anys de sad and shameful, but això d’aquesta not only tea a name: humiliation. Do not lengthen the agony or lose a precious time. Bartomeu resigned, elections with the most aviat million and among tots, rebuilt the Club and turned the illusion to Barça !!
– Víctor Font (@victor_font) August 14, 2020
Font knows perfectly that he has lost the elections and now he is putting the wheels in the wheel to avoid an outcome that would make a fool of the many years he has been preparing his assault on the presidency. The candidate, not in vain, It has even questioned the legitimacy of the electoral process that is currently under way. «The rumors of possible purchases of firms and corruption do a lot of damage to Barça and the technology already exists to prevent it, that is why the electoral processes should be reviewed and modernized“He added.
While his rival kicks, Laporta did not want to enter the rag, aware that only a large error would snatch his return to the presidency of Barça. Never in the club’s history has the candidate who submitted the most signatures lost an election. Now Font is looking for an impossible: to delay the elections to rethink a strategy that has completely fallen away. Barça, meanwhile, is still the house of trouble.