“Real Madrid has historically been favored and currently by arbitration decisions, it is the team of the regime”

“The relationship with Real Madrid is touched,” admits the Barça leader, who is confident that the trial will “put the whites in their place”


The president of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta, said on Monday that the fact that Real Madrid “now appears” as a private prosecution in the “Negreira case” and “claims that they feel harmed sportingly” seems to him “an exercise in cynicism without precedents”, for which reason he recognized that relations with the Madrid entity “are touched”.

“There is a club that has gone it alone and says that it feels harmed sportingly; Real Madrid. A club that has historically and currently been favored by arbitration decisions, for whatever reasons. A club historically considered the team of the regime of turn due to its proximity to political, economic and sports power”, attacked Laporta during his appearance before the media to give explanations for the ‘Negreira case’.

The Barca president argued that “the majority of referee committee presidents have almost uninterruptedly been ex-partners, ex-players or ex-directors of Real Madrid”. “For 70 years, those who have designated the people who had to deliver justice on the pitch were people who were ex-partners, ex-players or ex-directors, sometimes all at once, of Real Madrid,” he harshly criticized.

“That this club appears now and that it alleges that it feels harmed sportingly, in the best period of FC Barcelona, ​​seems to me an unprecedented exercise in cynicism. I trust that this trial will serve to unmask him and that they put in his place”, wished Laporta.

The decision of the white club to appear as a private prosecution in the case for payments to the company of the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez Negreira, according to Laporta, caused it to damage the “relationship of harmony” that existed until now with Real Madrid and its president, Florentino Pérez.

“Relations with Real Madrid are affected, institutionally. We consider them a rival and adversary, the clashes are the best show in the world and there is a relationship of maximum rivalry. They have rushed, it is an inappropriate exercise for a club like Real Madrid. Real Madrid has been belligerent, getting in as a private accusation, because LaLiga was already there,” he said.


In addition to against Real Madrid and Florentino Pérez, Laporta charged against LaLiga and the “public lynching without trial” against the club. “Barça has not had a presumption of innocence. We have been sentenced before judging us and as president I demand the maximum responsibility from the representatives of the institutions that regulate Spanish, European and world football. This public lynching to which Barça is being subjected It’s not acceptable,” he said.

“There are people who in an intolerable way, based on doing certain actions, have shown great irresponsibility. It is a Solomonic judgment. I want to point out the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, who is acting irresponsibly, unwisely and lacking in professionalism evident”, reprimanded the boss’s leader.

In his criticism of LaLiga, Laporta asked Tebas “to stop his verbal incontinence”. “Both due to constant demonstrations to feed the controversy, and to provide documentation to the cause that has later turned out to be wrong, without coinciding with reality. I would ask Tebas not to feed this controversy, because it does not do LaLiga any favors. It is a false hypothesis , has come to say that these reports did not exist and that there was no documentation,” he added.

On the other hand, he wanted to thank the “prudent behavior” of the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, and also the president of the CSD, José Manuel Franco, as well as the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, for not following the example of Tebas. “They have maintained a prudent attitude, typical of a leader, to give an opinion after a trial. They have not signed up for public lynching without a trial. I appreciate their position.”

In summary, he pointed out that the promoters of that campaign that he denounces intend to “until they stay with the club.” “They want to redirect a case of non-existent purchase of referees, or of influence, in a case that damages the reputation of FC Barcelona and incidentally also destroys one of the most powerful identity elements of Catalonia: FC Barcelona. Some spheres of power do not They put up with Barça expressing a Catalan attitude open to the world,” he claimed.

“Nothing is accidental. I see a clear will to destabilize the team. This campaign coincidentally explodes when FC Barcelona has not signed the project that Tebas wanted to sign with CVC. We opted for other more fruitful agreements. This is not by chance. This The campaign occurs at a time when Barça is working on a new European competition format. Here, Tebas has tried to encourage UEFA to join the public lynching without trial,” Laporta said.

Finally, the president of FC Barcelona advanced that he will go to the LaLiga Assembly to “explain to the other 41 clubs what this ‘Negreira case’ has consisted of, from which Barça will be exempted from any criminal charges”. “I want to talk. I am not surprised by the attitude of the president of LaLiga given his obsession with Barça. There is no, I insist, sports corruption,” he concluded.

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