Oscar Grau, the current CEO of FC Barcelona was arrested on March 1, 2021, over 'Barçagate,' the social media smear campaign investigation.
Oscar Grau, the current CEO of FC Barcelona was arrested on March 1, 2021, over 'Barçagate,' the social media smear campaign investigation.Ex-Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, his adviser Jaume Masferrer, and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti were the others who were arrested by the Catalan police force. The investigation started after a complaint was received from an opinion group 'Dignitat Blaugrana.' FC Barcelona has hired a third-party company to defame its rivals on media, including its own players Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, former presidents and current presidential candidates.
The police raided the club's facilities and confirmed that arrests were made regarding the case but did not disclose who would be detained. The Barçagate story is said to have emerged due to the documents that showed the club's inner workings and financial transactions, making a splash in the Spanish media. The football club has released a statement offering total collaboration to the investigation.