A club isn’t exactly a homogeneous entity at the best of times and these are hardly the best of times for Barca. They got rid of Barto but the roots of weeds run deep and can sprout up at any time.
Instead of walking away it looks like Barto is using his dwindling influence in a scorched earth strategy in an ultimate effort to drive a wedge between Messi and the club. It is almost “twirling moustache villain” levels of vindictive, it is starting to resemble the plot of a bad soap opera. Unbelievable how far things have been allowed to slip.