BARCELONA fans booed forward Martin Braithwaite at the Nou Camp on Sunday after he refused a pay cut to alleviate the club’s financial crisis.
The Catalan giants are currently in an economic nightmare despite spending more than £130million on players so far this summer.
Twitter / @akasenseiiBraithwaite was booed as he made his way onto the Nou Camp turf[/caption]
Twitter / @akasenseiiBrathwaite ignored the boos and jeers as he smiled throughout his jog onto the pitch[/caption]
AFPUmtiti did not even attend Barca’s pre-season squad presentation[/caption]
They have huge debts which need repaying, outstanding wages to pay the likes of Frenkie de Jong, and have also recently been slapped with a £32m tax bill.
That came after they reportedly paid about £126m of their own money to inflate the value of the club’s TV rights.
It is a mess which the supporters are incredibly concerned by and that came to a head during their pre-season presentation of the squad at the weekend.
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Samuel Umtiti, who is thought to have also declined a salary decrease, did not even attend.
De Jong has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, although president Joan Laporta has now claimed the Dutchman wants to stay at the club.
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Barca kick off their LaLiga campaign at home to Rayo Vallecano this Saturday.
They are looking to win a first Spanish title in four years after finishing 13 points behind Real Madrid last season.