Just when you thought that feeble excuse for a football club, Barcelona FC, could sink no lower, they have done precisely that, they have sunk even lower. I wrote on the deliberate manipulation of the media by Barca in order to unsettle Cesc yesterday; this is something that looks rather likely to be the case given the number of Barca players who have systematically spoken to the media on the topic this summer.
Of note I have not heard any Barca fan or other supporter offer any kind of decent justification for Barca's behaviour, some of them even seem to think that this kind of behaviour is acceptable, what rank arrogance. The latest in this long line of Barca propaganda artists is the gravity prone Iniesta and the fact that it has been via Barcelona's own TV channel adds some solid weight to the argument that Barca have been quite deliberately and cynically manipulating the media in order to unsettle a player who has five years of his recently signed contract to run.
Barca have not even increased their derisory offer of around 30 million pounds. They have continued to wage a war of propaganda in order to unsettle a player who is under a long term contract with another club in a deeply unethical and unsavoury manner. Arsene Wenger is spot on when he says that Barcelona have a case to answer, but he is also right when he talks of being unable to prove it definitively. One wonders if FIFA and UEFA would consider taking action if this was Chelsea doing it to a foreign club, rather than Barca doing it to an English club. Denilson has had some good words to say on the matter. The ridiculous Barca spinning of Cesc being rather emotional is another prong of this dishonest campaign of malignant propaganda.
The only man that can stop this is Cesc and this will not happen until he returns to the country later this week, the Mail are (yet again) way off the mark with their misreading of the situation. Overall Barca have covered themselves in manure by the way in which they have gone about their business in this whole affair, every Barca fan should be deeply ashamed of the way their club has behaved and whatever the eventual outcome we have all learnt that Barcelona FC are not even worthy of a good portion of our sputum, they have sunk too low for even that.