Presidential Address

FC Barcelona’s president is a little confused

Car analogies aren’t Joan Laporta’s strong point

Joan laporta

Spanish lawyer Joan Laporta has been President of Barcelona since 2003, when he was elected under the premise of bringing David Beckham to Catalonia. He eventually secured the services of Ronaldinho and Frank Rijkaard, however, his Catalan nationalist political ideologies and authoritarian leadership styles have come under scrutiny during his reign.

After losing out in a vote of no confidence in the summer, the Spaniard is keen to stress his achievements at the club. Unfortunately, he chose to do this via the medium of a nonsensical automotive analogy:

“[When I started at Barcelona] in 2003, it was a car with three wheels: sporting, economic and social. Now it is a Formula One car with five wheels.”


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