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Real Madrid’s Reaction to Barcelona’s Alleged Bribery of Referees

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Real Madrid issued a statement commenting on allegations made by Spanish prosecutors at FC Barcelona in connection with Barça’s transfer of suspicious payments to former arbitration official José Negrera.

Real Madrid said in a statement: “In light of the seriousness of the allegations made by the Spanish prosecutors against Barcelona and its two presidents on reasonable suspicion of corruption and their relationship with the Vice President of the Technical Referee Panel. Committee (in the Spanish League), José María Enriquez Negrir. The Board of Directors will meet urgently at noon. Tomorrow, Sunday, to decide on the measures Real Madrid deems appropriate in this regard.”

Yesterday, Friday, Spanish prosecutors accused FC Barcelona and former arbitration official José Negrera of “corruption” amid Barça transferring suspicious payments to Negrera.

The prosecutor’s prosecution in Barcelona targets the Catalan club in its moral capacity, as well as its former presidents, Josep Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell.

The case concerns alleged payments made by Barcelona to Negrere, former Vice President of the Committee for Technical Arbitration, for providing advice and verbal advice to the club on topics related to refereeing.

FC Barcelona has received and maintained a strictly confidential verbal agreement with José María Enríquez Negrera, under which he, in his capacity as Vice President of the Technical Arbitration Committee and for money, takes actions that favor Barcelona in match referee decisions. plays the club and therefore in the results and competitions,” the prosecution said.

The prosecution indicated that the Catalan club paid Negrera a total of more than 7.3 million euros between 1994 and 2018.


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