Barcelona have announced that they will be taking legal action against former vice-president Emili Rousaud.
The club, via an official statement, that they will be suing Rousaud after he made comments about somebody at the club having “their hands in the till.”
Rousaud resigned from his position at the club on Thursday having been on the board since 2015.
The 53-year-old gave an interview with RAC1 following his departure where he allegedly accused someone of stealing money from the club for personal profit.
Barça have reacted to that accusation this evening, denying any accusations of corruption.
In the statement, the Catalans stated:
“FC Barcelona cannot tolerate allegations that seriously damage the institution’s image.
“The criminal action to be taken is in defence of the honour of the club and it’s employees.
“The Board of Directors categorically denies any action that could be described as corruption and has agreed to bring the corresponding criminal action accordingly.”
Source: News update