The ‘Caso Negreira’ continues to add chapters. Yesterday, El País announced that the Public Ministry will denounce Barça for continued corruption in business. A new dimension in the plot. “The monster grows”, metaphorized today the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, in the act of renewal of the agreement between the competition and Carolina Marín. In it, he responded to the last words of the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, confirmed La Liga’s intention to present itself as a private process, responded harshly to the president of Barça, Joan Laporta, and revealed that he has maintained contacts with UEFA regarding the case. “We didn’t make it public, I do it now. As we couldn’t intervene because it prescribed, UEFA’s statutes foresee being able to act when the national institutions cannot. And we write to UEFA 48 hours after we know everything, considering that their Ethics Committee has to act “, he said.
La Liga, private prosecution?: “Since the subject came up, we already said that we were going to present ourselves as a private prosecutor. We went further in our words: if the Public Prosecutor’s Office did not accuse us, we would do it ourselves. Therefore, what could happen from the first minute is being fulfilled. The Federation also stated that it would be there. I hope and I think it should be there.”
rubiales words (“It came out at a bad time when people say how bad LaLiga is compared to Premier. One bombshell covers others”): “It is yet another occurrence of the President of the Federation. The dispute with the Premier has been talked about for a long time, but you may not know about our complaints about the clean game financial. I think that, as always happens with the President of the Federation, he has no priorities in terms of values. In the hypothetical case that it was true, which it is not, what is important is the background of what is happening with the ‘Caso Negreira’. There has already been a club with four presidents who, it seems, have paid the vice-president of the CTA (Technical Commission of Referees) very large sums. No explanation of the purpose they had, which is the problem. The question is not whether coincidentally he is now leaving with Premier, which has nothing to do with that. Just by looking at the trees that move their branches the most, you can see where they come from, but I won’t say that”.
Research Keys: “It’s all very sad. That’s what needs to be investigated. We have to think that there is a team, but also a vice-president who belonged to the CTA. It is necessary to investigate the influences, if they exist, if they are direct or indirect… It is evident that there was a very irregular issue, subject to investigation in the field of sports corruption, because I already said, only the intention of trying to buy a match or change a result or acting in the belief that you can change the opinion of the referees or influence their appointment is an offence. It has to be investigated.”
Laporta: “FC Barcelona took out a note when everything came out saying everyone did it. Now we are where Thebes is the author- Victimism. There we see what is there. The initial excuse has already been seen that it didn’t work, the monster keeps getting bigger, bigger, bigger, it still doesn’t give explanations and now it’s Thebes’s fault. You have to go to another room, you are making a mistake. I advise less victimization and more clarity about what happened. Spanish football needs clarity. If it’s dirty, it will have consequences. We don’t care if a club has zero or eighteen. La Liga’s reputation is above and if someone cheated they will have to bear the consequences. We can only act on the sports prescription, not on the penalty, but we will be investigating to see what happened and find those responsible.
Persecution of Barça by CVC?: “It’s funny. That we run this campaign… Clubs that cheat don’t interest us in the competition, on the contrary. It’s not true. It’s the victimization that is sought. We are fulfilling our function. I ask Laporta to see who is moving the tree of controversy, who writes these articles. My friend (Salvador) Sostres, who started with him, also gave me some in his last articles. So you are wrong. I know Sostres is someone else’s friend, but not mine.
Withdrawal of titles: “I don’t know. I won’t get to that now. As president of La Liga, what I want at this moment is for things to be clarified. The question seems bad. That it is known who are responsible and what decisions should be made. be taken are taken according to what the investigations say. So far, what there is is irregular behavior, not logical in a football club, and you have to know the intention and how far you have to go”.
UEFA’s role: “UEFA has already requested information from the FA. We reported the matter to UEFA 48 hours later. We didn’t make it public, I’m making it public now. As we couldn’t intervene because it was prescribed, the UEFA statutes provide that when national institutions cannot intervene for whatever reason, they can intervene. We wrote to UEFA 48 hours later to tell them that we could not intervene or investigate because it was prescribed, but that we felt that the UEFA Ethics Committee should intervene and investigate in accordance with the articles in question. We got in touch with UEFA, which others didn’t.
Barça’s intention to become a limited liability company?: Laporta is wrong again. Let him look at another door, one he goes in many times and leaves. You are wrong. How are we going to want this? On the contrary. Who is leading the fight against the financial fronts, the states, the Superliga? The Spanish league. If there is financial sustainability in European football, the clubs, those that are not SA, will be protected before the great patrons and rich of the world. Maybe it’s the other door… let him look elsewhere. He’s wrong, as with so many other perceptions about La Liga lately. We don’t have any mania for Barça. He knows that, the directors who have contact with La Liga… we don’t have a passion for FC Barcelona.