The president is under pressure following a difficult week off the pitch
Barcelona fans showed their displeasure at recent happenings at the club before Saturday's game against Eibar. The president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, was the subject of his first pañolada (white hankies being waved) since he took charge and also had to listen to chants for him resign before the match started.
The hankies were mainly waved in the North Stand but did eventually spread around the stadium, although it wasn't everyone. After the pañolada, there were chants of 'Bartomeu, dimisión (resign),' as the players waited for the referee to start the game.
Once the game got underway, the Grada d'Animació got behind the team, although there were further occasions, such as after a disallowed Eibar goal at 0-0, when the fans again chanted for Bartomeu to resign.
Supporters are not happy with the revelations this week surrounding BarçaGate. SER Catalunya first reported on Monday that the club had hired a third-party company to clean up Bartomeu's image at the same time as discrediting players, club legends and presidential candidates.
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