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Lthe great unknown in this whole Negreira case is What did Barcelona buy over the years with the payment of 7.5 million of euros to the companies of the former vice president of the Technical College of Referees and his son. It is evident that there were arbitration reports as is clearly reflected in the summary of this process and as this newspaper has already reported. However, that amount of money far exceeds the value of those reports and the recording of some videos as is also accredited.
Likewise, the purchase of matches through the referees must be ruled out. Although there is much speculation about it in some media, the reality is that there is no proof of it. In fact, the Prosecutor’s Office in its complaint document acknowledges this. However, s emphasizes some of the “favors” that Enrquez Negreira, in his capacity as vice president of the CTA, could have done to Barcelona for the payment of these large sums of money.
And those favors or recommendations, as the Prosecutor classifies them, can focus on football aspects where the CTA can enter or have some influence. And these range from the appointment of the judges of the Competition Committee, Barcelona has always complained that it is full of madridistas, to the extension of licenses for first team players or the recommendation of what plays (expulsions, cards, etc. ..) is it worth resorting to or not. This is the text that appears in the Prosecutor’s report:
“JOSE MARIA ENRIQUEZ NEGREIRA, through DASNIL, had a verbal agreement with the FUTBOL CLUB BARCELONA that he kept strictly confidential, also for the company’s administrator, his son Javier Enrquez Romero, whose sole function was to prepare small arbitration reports requested by commission. by Jose Maria Enrquez Negreira. DASNIL-JOSE MARIA ENRIQUEZ NEGREIRA’s relationship with FUTBOL CLUB BARCELONA was at the presidential level. That agreement included advice or recommendations from the managerial point of view. For better understanding, some example of a recommendation could be:
-That an increase in the number of federative licenses so that the teams could have more than 25 players each season.
-Request that the Competition Committee (responsible for player sanctions) was not made up entirely of judges from Madrid.
-That the Club had a interlocutor with the Federation to take care of institutional relations.
-That the Club should always send some representative to the tributes farewell to the First Division referees when they finished their sports career.
-Recommend which yellow cards or expulsions could be appealed after some gameor, because the arbitration decision could be technically debatable.
-Inform or advise of any institutional visit of the RFEF or the CTA for the Club to maintain good institutional relations.
-Keep the Club informed of possible interests or disagreements between Federation and LFP (Professional Ftbol League), or describe candidates for president of LFP.”
In this aspect, and also according to the writing of the Fiscal, Enrquez Negreira “comparta su know how (judgment, knowledge, experience) as a former international referee and federation manager for many years