Negreira: “I never paid other referees – I gave my opinion on refereeing issues”


What Jose Negreira had answered about the payments to him from the Barcelona before the competent tax agency in 2021, the Spanish newspaper revealed, “El País”.

As it states in its publication, the former referee and vice-president of Spain’s arbitration committee had stated that Barcelona wanted through his “services” to ensure that it will not be wronged by the arbitral awardswhile admitting that he was in direct communication with the then presidents of the “Blaugrana” and denied that he used any of this money to pay other referees.

“Barcelona thought they were being wronged and that other teams were being favored. My duties were to go and watch the matches and to be informed about the reasons why decisions were made.”

“I was giving my opinion on the matches as far as the refereeing part is concerned. What Barcelona wanted was to make sure that no decisions would be taken against the club and that everything would be neutral.”was part of what he had mentioned then.

Let’s remember that Barcelona is accused of fraud and corruption in the field of football, regarding the payments of 7 million euros to Negreira.

Source: Sport Fm

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