Fight between Barcelona and La Liga president continues: ‘This man must resign’
The bickering between FC Barcelona and Javier Tebas continues. The club’s board is now demanding the La Liga president’s departure because Tebas allegedly provided false evidence in the bribery case against Barcelona.
Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia says Tebas allegedly handed over false evidence to the prosecution. The president in turn contradicts this accusation, calling it “misleading,” but Barcelona is not satisfied with that.
Barcelona believes Tebas is abusing the media to blacken the club. “Just out of respect for the dignity of La Liga, Mr. Tebas should resign,” Barcelona believes.
Barcelona is suspected of systematically bribing referees between 2001 and 2018, allegedly totaling €6.5 million. “We are victims of a media campaign. Barcelona has never paid referees,” the club denies.
La Liga has since sent a letter to La Vanguardia asking it to rectify the allegations against Tebas. La Liga says both the organization and Tebas did not provide false evidence in any way.
It is yet another episode in a series of incidents surrounding the club for Barcelona. There are also the murky practices surrounding Financial Fair Play and the lingering court case surrounding Neymar that preoccupy the Catalan club.