“I would not have gone to jail had I not been president of Barça”

first_imgSandro Rosell, president of Barcelona from July 2010 to January 2014, will break his silence tomorrow in a two-chapter interview he has given to Mundo Deportivo one year after his release. Rosell spent 643 days in pretrial detention to be finally acquitted almost a year ago.In the interview, conducted by Cristina Cubero, the former president of Barcelona reviews all current and personal topics. From his life in prison to Neymar’s departure, going through the managerial crisis that the institution has experienced in the last week. In advance of the interview, Rosell relates his role at the head of Barcelona to his imprisonment for money laundering while experiencing a tense political environment in Catalonia linked to the sovereign process.“If he had not been president of Barça, he would not have gone to jail. Of that I have no doubt. Nor do I think that anyone would have investigated me in a business way, spied on me, or had such an aggressive prosecution that I still have 72 actions by the Tax Agency since I was elected president of Barça. Before being president, zero tax inspections. Casual?”, it states.last_img read more