LaLiga boss calls for Barcelona president to quit over corruption

La Liga president Javier Tebas has argued that Barcelona coach Joao Laporta should resign if he fails to provide a just explanation for corruption and payments to referees. has been criticized for paying its former vice chairman. Jose He Maria He Enriquez Negreira, who was a referee in La Liga, reportedly received more than $8.5 million from Barca since 2003.

“If they don’t explain what they paid, I think he should resign,” Tebas told reporters on Monday.

“He has not provided any reasonable explanation for these payments. In Barça’s statement it appeared that all football clubs do the same. It is clear that this is not the case. Having a former referee [offering advice]the other is to use former referees who are on the Referees Commission. ”

“[Laporta] In his first spell as president, I have to explain why he did this.Not only three seasons [being investigated by tax office]it’s a lot more.

Club claim payments are a common practice among top teams

Barça claim these payments are for a ‘technical report’ on the Spanish referee. They also suggested that these types of deals are “common practice” and that many other clubs have paid for similar reports. Bartomeu recently said Negreira tried to extort the club when payments stopped.

Barcelona president labels La Liga president obsessed with corruption

Current Barcelona boss João Laporta reacted to Tebas’ comments about his possible resignation. It came out,” Laporta said Tuesday. “We had been warned that he was promoting a campaign against Barça and against me as an individual… Now the mask has been removed.”

“His obsession with Barça continues. Remember, he is someone who has shown himself to be anti-Barça throughout his career. In 2005, he said he didn’t want Messi to play for Barça. ,fought. [his registration], for example. “

“He doesn’t forgive us for not signing a contract with CVC. He can’t even stand the Super League.”

“Mr. Tebas said I should resign. His intention is to control Barça from afar. He’s always trying to destabilize us. What do I say to him That I do not give him pleasure.Barcelona is owned by the members.”

Barca will not face serious sporting sanctions by La Liga regarding payments. The statute of limitations for sports in Spain is currently only three years, and payments are backdated by at least five years.

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