Thursday, January 28, 2010

Team member Rosell asks Godall to resign

Asked about some statements made by Barcelona treasurer Xavier Sala i Martín during the presentation of the candidacy of current first vice-president Alfons Godall on Monday (read more here), Jordi Cardoner (picture, on the left), who will be part of the board team of presidential candidate Sandro Rosell, has said in an interview with Catalan radio station RAC 1 that it would be more correct if Godall would resign as director:

"I might not agree with some statements made by the candidacy of Alfons Godall but what I cannot in any case accept as club member of Barça is that those are made from within the club. Mister Sala i Martín is representing the club at this moment and that kind of attacks are in that perspective not right.

If Alfons Godall has now declared himself a candidate in the elections, I suggest that, to maintain the equality between the candidates as well as the neutrality of the club, he resigns from his post, that he leaves the club and that he takes place among the other pre-candidates, like Sandro, who doesn't have responsibilities within the club and is therefore just a citizen with freedom of speech."

Read more:
Team member Rosell talking about their project
Rosell gives first interview ahead of elections
Candidates compete for future board members


  1. if a deputy prime minister wants to compete in the next election, he doesn't have to resign right?
    he still has a job to do.
    so in this case, i do not think that godall should resign

  2. The statutes say that the directors who will take part in the elections will anyway have to resign when the elections are called, which is some 40 days before the date of the elections.