Press release about the acquittal of former president Sandro Rosell

NEWS 24 Apr 2019 - Supporters’ Clubs World Confederation

On occasion of the acquittal of former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, “the Supporters’ Clubs World Confederation wishes to make it known in the name of the whole movement how deeply satisfied we are with his acquittal and that of all the people accused, as well as the affection that we all share for him and his family”, stated Antoni Guil, president of the organisation.

“In addition, and notwithstanding our confidence in and respect for the justice system, we wish to express our utmost indignation for the arbitrary and persistent upholding of the provisional precautionary measure of imprisonment, in this case and other cases. The deprivation of freedom that Sandro Rosell has suffered cannot be excused in any way and the acquittal shows the unnecessary nature of the measure that was imposed and maintained for almost two years.”

In this regard, the the Supporters’ Clubs World Confederation expressed its support for Sandro Rosell late last season, on the occasion of the Copa del Rey Final in Madrid, where Antoni Guil, representing the organisation, visited the former president at Soto del Real prison.