Barcelona set date for Negreira scandal press convention

Barcelona president Joan Laporta will maintain a press convention to elucidate the membership’s involvement within the Negreira scandal.

Barça are alleged to have made a number of funds to former referee chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira for data and evaluation on match officers, prompting accusations of bribery. Spanish prosecutors have since opened a case into ‘steady sporting corruption’.

If Barcelona are discovered responsible, they may face a number of sanctions. UEFA are mentioned to be considering banning them from subsequent season’s Champions League, whereas La Liga president Javier Tebas has instructed he might open a case in opposition to the membership.

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Extra lately, Tebas known as for Laporta to publicly clarify Barcelona’s actions.

“We want explanations. If they’re calm and hold the reasons to themselves, I believe they need to be nervous. The information that’s popping out, and extra will proceed to come back out as a result of it’s inevitable. I believe there shouldn’t be silence,” he mentioned.

It seems as if he’ll get his want, with SER Catalunya reporting that Laporta will maintain a press convention on Monday through which he’ll talk about Barcelona’s involvement within the Negreira scandal.

Current stories from Catalonia declare that Laporta has written to each UEFA and FIFA asking to not impose punishments on Barcelona till they’ve been legally sanctioned, explaining the membership’s involvement within the Negreira scandal privately.

It was claimed final month that Barça might find yourself suing UEFA for misplaced income in the event that they had been to prematurely or unlawfully ban them from the Champions League.


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