The attacking player had his contract rescinded after offensive tweets directed at Barça and Catalonia emerged just hours after he’d signed terms with the B team.
In a move without precedents, Barcelona announced that they had rescinded the contract of Sergi Guardiola, who had signed for the club’s B team just hour previously.
The club released a statement on Monday night explaining that they had “rescinded the contract signed by the player Sergi Guardiola this afternoon after learning he’d published offensive tweets about Barcelona and Catalonia.”
Guardiola’s signing could possible be one of the shortest in the history of football. Three hours after the club revealed his arrival on Twitter, he was no longer a Barcelona player.
The motive for his instant dismissal was tweets on his personal account such as “Hala Madrid” and “Puta Catalonia”.
He quickly deleted all the tweets after they began to flood the social network site, but it was too late – the damage was already done. From now on, his career will be marked by his brief spell at Barcelona.
Despite the scandal, several interested Segunda B clubs have since reactivated their interest in the attacking midfielder, with Hercules among those hopeful of signing him in the winter window.