The reign of Josep Maria Bartomeu as President of FC Barcelona came to an end last night after public fall-out with the god of Camp Nou [Lionel Messi] ahead of an expected vote of no confidence next month.

Bartomeu did not leave alone as his fellow board members also resigned their positions.

“President Josep Maria Bartomeu announces the resignation of the FC Barcelona Board of Directors,” a statement on Barcelona’s Twitter account read.

Bartomeu’s fate has perhaps been determined since he was heavily criticised by Gerard Pique and then Lionel Messi, who was furious that a summer exit from the Catalan club was blocked.

Barcelona will come face to face with Juventus this evening in Turin.