FC Barcelona is facing major changes as Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu and the board have resigned effective immediately. Bartomeu and the board were facing a vote of censure after 20,000 of the club's members signed a petition to enact a vote of no confidence. Bartomeu, who had been Barcelona president since 2014, just recently said he would not be stepping down. Lionel Messi, who has become increasingly more critical of the club's leadership, took personal aim at Bartomeu over the summer saga that nearly resulted in his departure. As he resigned, Bartomeu revealed that he and the board approved Barcelona's participation in a new European Super League, which is still in the planning stages. The club's members would have final say on its involvement.