Saturday, June 5, 2010

Benedito introduces "associate" and "barcelonista"

Speaking at a press conference, Barcelona presidential candidate Agustí Benedito has explained his plans for the social area of the club, which would include introducing two new concepts - besides that of club member - of being linked with the club: the "associate" and the "barcelonista".

While the concept of "associate" would have some concrete economic and other compensations and would be something for the local fans, the concept of "barcelonista" would be specifically for foreign fans. Both new ways of feeling part of the club wouldn't include the right to vote.

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  1. overseas members dont really expect a lot of privileges. most of them would be happy with a card and the feeling of being associated with the best football club in the world. too bad if they are excluded just so the club could supposedly keep its catalan identity. the idea of a purely for catalan barca is farcical cos hello, who founded barca anyway? barca as a symbol of catanism isnt just about who runs it. it has more to do with universal things like liberty, democracy, the struggle for independent thought, humanism, philantrophy, pride in being different etc etc. i think the idea of differentiating bet members is shameful and contrary to what barca is all about. rosell and his clubby friends take the club back to the dark ages. why dont they just ask the parliament to close the borders and be done with it?

  2. *will take the club back..