Barcelona charged by Spanish prosecutors over Negreira scandal

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By Sean Walsh Barcelona have been charged with ‘continued sporting corruption’ in regard to payments made to the former vice-president of Spain’s refereeing committee, Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira. The Negreira scandal came to light earlier in 2023 with Barcelona accused of paying the ex-referee for information on how to receive favourable calls from match officials. Negreira and his company are alleged to have received roughly €7m from Barcelona between 2001 and 2018 for reports and videos regarding referees. Spanish prosecutors confirmed on Friday that Barcelona, as well as former club presi…

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