What used to be a cordial relationship between the Spanish football giants has taken on a toxic following the latest scandal afflicting Barcelona over payments made to the former vice-president of the refereeing committee.
Both clubs had no qualms about throwing sharp darts at each other.
“They’re Touched”summed up the president of Barcelona, Joanna Laportaabout the situation. We have maintained a relationship of institutional harmony with all the clubs, including Madrid. The classic is the best show in the world and there is a top rivalry ratio. For me there is a relationship of institutional concord that has been damaged and damaged. I think it’s an inappropriate exercise for a club like Madrid”.
The clubs have attacked each other ever since Spanish media revealed that the Barcelona paid more than 7 million euros for several years to receive arbitration reports drawn up by a company owned by Jose Maria Enriquez Negreirathe then deputy chairman of the country’s arbitration committee.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office has accused the Catalan club of alleged sporting corruption, fraudulent management and falsification of commercial documents.
Madrid has decided to appear in the trial against Barcelona. The club from the Spanish capital has expressed its opinion “deep concern about the seriousness of the facts” and indicated that it was an injured party in the matter. Fiorentino Perezthe president of Madrid, has decided not to attend a couple of recent classics at the Camp Nou stadium.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have denied trying to influence the referees’ decisions with payments.
Laporta argued in his first press conference on Monday to explain the club’s actions that he was “an unprecedented exercise in cynicism” from Madrid claiming they were wronged by referees during Barcelona’s most successful era.
“Everyone knows that Real Madrid is a club historically and currently favored by refereeing mistakes.”said Laporta. “He was considered the regime circle for its proximity to political, economic and sporting power”.
Laporta also ensured that the Spanish arbitration committee maintained close ties with Madrid: “For 70 years, those who have designated those who have to do justice have been, as I said, ex-partners, ex-players, ex-managers and on occasion and even all at the same time.”Shot.
Madrid did not cover his mouth and broadcast a video on his television channel and social networks in which he denied Laporta’s claims.
With images from Laporta’s press conference and past events related to Barcelona, Madrid hinted at the links between the azulgranas and the dictator Francisco Franco, including the inauguration of the Camp Nou stadium. The video added that Barcelona had named Franco as an honorary member in 1965, that Madrid had been “dismantled” during the civil war with “players killed, exiled or detained” and closed with the question: “What is the regime team?”.
On Tuesday, Catalan government spokeswoman Patricia Plaja described how “indecent fake news” the video, and urged Madrid to apologize and remove it from their media.
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