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Barcelona swingman Alex Abrines and guard Pau Ribas reacted on nonpublic details regarding the salary cuts that Barcelona has decided for all departments of the club being revealed, heavily implying that there are malicious intentions behind the leak.
While Barcelona has officially announced the salary cuts, without any mention of the number (a reported 70%), Abrines said that there are things revealed that were discussed exclusively in a WhatsApp group of players and club heads.
“I don’t know who reveals things that have been spoken ONLY in a WhatsApp group of players and respective heads of the club… but the only reason I see is that you want to destroy the team. YOU WILL NOT DO IT or yes, and you will be left without a team,” Abrines tweeted.
“Leaks or manipulations that are intended to ruin the locker room aren’t welcome here! We are in this together during these difficult times for everyone,” Ribas wrote as a reply under Nikola Mirotic’s tweet with which the latter refuted that he met with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and that he was “pressured” to accept the pay decrease.