Madrid Prez Sack Club Officials

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has announced the sacking of Luis Bárcena and Mariano Rodríguez ‘Nanín’ at a new conference at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening.

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This comes in the aftermath of the vote rigging allegations that has rocked the Bernabeu citadel.

It was reported earlier this week by a Spanish daily that during last month’s Assembly meeting, several non-members were allowed to vote.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday evening, Ramon Calderon denied that he or any of the club’s board directors had anything to do with this. He also announced the dismissal of Luis Bárcena, Director General of the Club’s Social Area, and Mariano Rodríguez ‘Nanín’, the collaborator for the board of directors from their respective jobs.

He said:

The first results of the investigation has led me to establish the responsibility of an employee with access to the job, and we have decided to dismiss Luis Bárcena, Director General of the Club’s Social Area, and Mariano Rodríguez ‘Nanín’, the collaborator for the board of directors,” began the president.

“This happened with him [Nanín] in charge, but the investigations will not end with these dismissals. The boys [who participated in the Assembly and voted for Calderón] are friends of Nanín, but I do not have any relation with them.

“All the board of directors and I have experienced a nasty surprise upon reading the information in the press. I swear that none of us has participated, neither direct nor indirectly, in the presence of unauthorized people in the Assembly of the Real Madrid…The club has placed in motion a commission of investigation to clear up what happened.

“It is not normal that this is done before the press…I am not going to hide. I am going to show that I am fighting and reach the goal.

“For this board of directors to resign would not fix anything and would leave the club empty. If we were knew we had done anything wrong, we would do that though. We have not done anything, we have been victims.

“I believe that the best thing to do is to repeat that Assembly and I have asked for legal reports so we can fix the irregularities. There will be a repeat of the Assembly.”

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