Saturday, May 29, 2010

Plaza rejects offer to sell signatures

Speaking to Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo (and repeating it later in an interview with Catalan sports paper El 9 Esportiu), Barcelona presidential candidate Alexis Plaza has said that he has received offers to sell the signatures of club members he has already collected:

"Have they tried to buy my signatures? Oh yes! I can not say who because the person did not identify himself but they have called us and because they think we are new or young, they proposed us to withdraw not to make a fool of ourselves and they asked to put a price on our signatures. But we will fight until the end. I guess some people are very desperate."

Read more:
Plaza: "Young people are tired of fake promises"
The process of collecting the signatures
Plaza considers Alexanko as sports director


  1. How could it be legal? :|

    I mean, if somebody buy these sigantures, he will be able to use them in other candidature?

  2. don't really know, maybe they imitate the signatures on slips of their own candidacy.

  3. any "wink wink" allegations over who wanted to buy them?

  4. no... :-)

    but guess the most logical thing would be a candidacy who has difficulties to pass the cut, so probably none of the big guys.

  5. there's a chance he means that they tried to buy him out off the elections rather than using the signatures that he gathered.
    The signatures are probably mentioned as a propotion relevant to the money that he would , allegedly, receive rather than literally buying these signatures for other purposes.

  6. no, don't think so, mei, because buying him out wouldn't make much sense because there's very little chance he'll pass the cut anyway.