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Barcelona are hiding 4 terrible secrets and here they are

Barcelona are hiding 4 terrible secrets and here they are

Spanish club Barcelona are the most successful club worldwide in the past ten years but the Catalans are very much secretive.

Here are six thing about Barcelona the club will never tell you about:

1. Fans are named Cules (ass)

Barcelona’s fans are famously known as ‘Cules’. The word ‘cul’ is Catalonian which basically means ‘ass’ in English meaning not a donkey or mule but a person’s rear end.

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Barcelona fans

When Barcelona occupied Camp de la Industria. Passers-by could only see the backsides of supporters on the highest seats during a game, thus earning them the name ‘cules’.

So basically, Barcelona fans are ass****.

2. Sponsorship

Today Barcelona wear the brand Qatar Airways across their short but little did people now that prior to the 2011-12 season, Barcelona took great pride in having no corporate sponsors, unlike every other club.

He first time they made a move to change that policy was in 2006 when they signed with corporate sponsors UNICEF but instead of the organisation giving them any compensation, the club had agreed to donate €1.5 million a year to them.

However, after 111 years, the Blaugranas finally caved in at the start of the 2011-12 season when they signed a five-year corporate sponsorship deal with Qatar Foundation for €150 million. And now their sponsor from next season is going to be Japanese e-commerce giants, Rakuten.

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Barcelona will be sponsored by Rakuten from next season

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Barcelona will be sponsored by Rakuten from next season

3. Their horrible trophy record against Real Madrid

Today, Barcelona claim to have won the most trophy of any club in the world. While it is common knowledge that Madrid have more Champions League titles, they also have more La Liga titles too, 32 in fact as opposed to Barcelona’s 24.

The only competition where they have the Blancos beat is the Copa del Rey but then not many really care about that one.

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Barcelona celebrate winning the 2016 Spanish Super Cup

4. Tax fraud club

Barcelona have been embroiled in some of the worst cases of tax evasion and fraud in recent years. Former striker, Samuel Eto'o has been accused of failing to reveal his full income to the authorities, and could spend 10 years behind bars.

A four-count-charge has been leveled against the Cameroonian which could amount to 10 and a half years behind bars and a fine of €14m.

Also Barca defender Javier Masherano  handed a one-year prison sentence for not properly paying taxes in Spain but is not expected to serve any time in jail.

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Javier Mascherano

Mascherano was also fined nearly €800,000 (£611,000) on Thursday and has been prevented from receiving any tax benefits for a year. The prison sentence is expected to be replaced by another fine or dismissed entirely.

Barcelona players have been famous with such allegations. There are calls by Spanish authorities for Neymar to be sent to prison for two years.

The 24-year-old is fingered for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013.

Recall that Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud earlier in 2016.

Barcelona are hiding terrible secrets and here they are

Messi and his father Jorge in court when charged with tax fraud

The duo were found to have evaded tax on Lionel’s image rights, owing more than €4m in back payments.

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