Association of Journalists reject Pique’s accusations

In what is just another day in the life of Barcelona, the Association of Journalists has rejected Gerard Pique’s accusations that the Barcelona board helped facilitate a news story which highlighted the playing staff as the reasons behind the Blaugrana’s poor start to the campaign.

“The Association of Journalists doesn’t accept the accusations by Gerard Pique against our fellow journalists, suggesting they were writing on the request of another party,” the group’s statement read.

“We will never tire of asking for more respect for the profession and those within it.

“Journalists do not accept people telling us how to do our work, and they try to discredit us because they don’t like what we write, freedom of the press is a fundamental right of a democracy and professionals work to avoid any conflict of interest in accordance with the Code of Ethics.”