FC Barcelona “never bought a referee”, says president Laporta

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FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta said on Tuesday March 7 that his club had ” never bought from referee “, while the blaugranas are suspected of having paid a former referee, José Maria Enriquez Negreira. On February 17, the Spanish daily El Mundo revealed that FC Barcelona had paid more than six million euros between 2001 and 2018 to the company Dasnil 95, owned by José María Enríquez Negreira, the former vice-president of the technical committee of referees (CTA) between 1994 and 2018, to advise the club on refereeing matters. According to Cadena Ser radio, the last payment dates precisely from June 2018, when Enriquez Negreira left the CTA, remodeled following the arrival as president of the Spanish Football Federation of Luis Rubiales.