08/25/2020 - 16:30
The shock in the world of football came from Spain: Lionel Messi told Barcelona that he is leaving, making use of the clause that allows him to leave the Catalan club at no cost.
And in the midst of the commotion, a word slipped in and took on a rare role: " burofax ." This was a service through which the Argentine star notified the club that the relationship was completely broken.
In Spain they speak of a "cold" burofax who arrived at the club's offices to formally request the termination of his contract. But ... What is this service?
In Spain the burofax is used for the urgent shipment of documents that require an indisputable delivery , serving as evidence against third parties, which is always delivered under the signature of the recipient.
Lionel Messi in one of the last images with Barcelona's sportswear. Photo AP.
The way to send a burofax is by going to any of the Post Offices with the original document that you want to send and the delivery time is 24 hours. Likewise, at present it can also be sent over the Internet and with the same legal validity.
"Although it is a registered trademark of Correos de España, the term is frequently used as a generic one," says the website.
Basically, it involves sending a document or notification through a certified email , which issues a digital certificate with legal validity in which everything related to communication is recorded.
In a burofax, the text certification is offered as a complementary element , some of them even notarial testimony of the same, in which the content of the shipment is certified as well as the result of the same, so it constitutes full proof of having sent a communication specified on the certified date to a specified recipient.
All this could lead to a large legal bid, since the player refers to a clause in his contract by which he could freely march at the end of the season, but as this ended irregularly due to the pandemic, the leadership could grasp that that The clause "expired on June 10th" and would not be in force until 2021.