Barcelona president Bartomeu submits resignation - report

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VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF BARCELONA PRESIDENT, JOSEP MARIA BARTOMEU, EXTERIORS OF CAMP NOU, BARCELONA TRAINING

SHOWS:

BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - NOVEMBER 25, 2017) (BARCA TV - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

1. VARIOUS OF BARCELONA PRESIDENT, JOSE MARIA BARTOMEU SIGNING CONTRACTS WITH LIONEL MESSI

BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - MARCH 26, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

2. BARTOMEU AND BARCELONA OFFICIALS ARRIVING AT TRIBUTE TO JOHAN CRUYFF

3. BARTOMEU AT TRIBUTE EVENT

4. BARTOMEU SPEAKING TO MEDIA DURING EVENT (NOT A SOUNDBITE)

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 2, 2020) (BARCA TV - MUST NOT OBSCURE LOGO)

9. BARTOMEU AT SIGNING CEREMONY WITH NEW SIGNING, SERGINO DEST

10. BARTOMEU POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH DEST WHILE HOLDING A BARCA SHIRT

11. BARTOMEU AND DEST HOLDING SHIRT WHILE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE CAMP NOU

12. DEST AND BARTOMEU POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH TWO CLUB OFFICIALS

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - FEBRUARY 1, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

13. VARIOUS OF FORMER BARCELONA PRESIDENT SANDRO ROSELL (LEFT) AND INCUMBENT BARTOMEU (CENTRE) WALKING TO SPAIN NATIONAL COURT

BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

14. VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF CAMP NOU

15. FC BARCELONA AND CATALONIAN FLAGS

16. SIGN SAYING FC BARCELONA

17. BARCELONA BADGE

18. AERIAL SHOT OF STADIUM

BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020) (BARCA TV - MUST NOT OBSCURE LOGO)

19. LIONEL MESSI DRINKING WATER

20. PLAYERS ON PITCH

21. COACH RONALD KOEMAN WATCHING PLAYERS STRETCH

STORY: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has submitted his resignation from the club, Spanish newspaper Sport reported on Tuesday (October 27).

Bartomeu has been facing growing resentment in the last year due to the club's worsening finances and the team's decline on the pitch, which came to a head with their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals in August.

(Production: Tim Hart)

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