Ivan Rakitic called 'unprofessional' by Barcelona following reaction to Sevilla winning Europa League


The Barcelona camp is not a fun place to be at the moment.

After a disastrous season in which the club lost their La Liga title to Real Madrid, things were worsened after a fatal Champions League collapse against Bayern Munich.

That 8-2 victory was the proof that Barcelona were a club who needed change, and that period of transition has already started.

Quique Setien was replaced as head coach by Ronald Koeman and Eric Abidal has been dismissed as the club's sporting director.

But with those changes complete it's likely that the playing squad could be next on the list.

That means that the majority of the Barca squad will be keeping a low profile as they aim to convince the hierarchy that they have what it takes to be part of the next chapter.

Unfortunately Ivan Rakitic didn't get the memo.


The Croatian international is one of a number of players who faces an uncertain future at the Nou Camp, and so his latest antics haven't exactly gone down well with the club.

Rakitic took part in a television interview after watching his former club Sevilla emerge victorious in the Europa League final on Friday evening - a game which they won 3-2 against Inter Milan.

But the former Sevilla skipper couldn't hide his delight during the broadcast and could be seen jumping into a swimming pool in celebration.

The footage can be seen below.

While Rakitic's antics were intended as a little bit of fun, it's reported that Barcelona are not best pleased.

Reports from Mundo Deportivo claim that the club deem the actions as 'unprofessional' given Barcelona's current predicament.

What this will mean for Rakitic's long-term future at the Nou Camp remains to be seen, but it could prove to be the sort of thing that could see him tipped as dispensable this summer.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Oh Ivan, Ivan, Ivan.

The poor midfielder has completely misjudged the room with this one.

Barcelona are absolutely livid at how the season has transpired and that means that everyone needs to take a long, hard look at themselves this summer.


The players - most of whom have underperformed this term - should really be keeping a low profile after a disastrous campaign.

But not Rakitic.

Of course he's delighted that his former club have won the Europa League - Sevilla will obviously still have a big place in his heart.

However given the circumstances at present it perhaps wasn't the smartest move.

Whether this will lead to a slap on the wrist, or if it is seen as the type of incident that could spell the end of his Barca career, we don't yet know.

But what we do know is that his interview certainly made a splash.

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