New 'tijeretazo' by Bartomeu in grassroots football

From this season, neither the players nor the staff of Barcelona B nor Juvenil can use the dining room on the ground floor of La Masia, where they usually met for breakfast or lunch, before or after training, respectively. This is a measure that has been established in the club as a coronavirus security protocol – only tenant athletes and authorized workers can access the Masia – but it also has direct consequences within the cost reduction policy by saving money from This way a good number of lunches and meals.

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In fact, both the players and the rest of the staff are advised that if they need to stay for lunch, they request it in advance to find a solution. For some, this is a major drawback, especially if they live relatively far from the Ciutat Esportiva: workouts in these categories tend to end around 2:00 pm, so they cannot eat before 3:00 pm in the best of cases.

It must be remembered that grassroots football already 'suffered' in their own flesh the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic when all the staff and employees were subjected during almost three months to a unilateral ERTE of 30% salary reduction.