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Former Barcelona presidents considering legal action against Javier Tebas



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Barcelona found themselves in a precarious situation earlier in the year when speculations of former administrations taking part in the Negreira scandal emerged out of the blue.

The Negreira case accused Barcelona of paying Enriquez Negreira, former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Refereen for influencing match results and refereeing decisions.

These accusations put Barcelona in major trouble, forcing them to put out various official statements, denying the same and collecting information that supported the stance.

While Barcelona deal with suspected bribery charges, former club presidents Sandro Rossell and Josep Bartomeu are also planning legal action against Javier Tebas.

Rossell and Bartomeu consider legal action

In a statement, Rosell, the former Barcelona president, has confirmed that both he and Bartomeu are considering taking legal action against La Liga president Javier Tebas.

Tebas made headlines earlier in the year when he actively called out Barcelona for these accusations, despite no tangible evidence proving the club’s wrongdoing.

While the scandal might be behind them, the accusations and the media coverage gravely affected the prestige of the club and defamed both Rosell and Bartomeu.

Javier Tebas poised to face legal action over his comments (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

“When the case came up, Tebas presented to the public prosecutor an accusation against me and Bartomeu because of a piece of paper from a dead man [Juseppe Conteras] and we had no connection,” Rosell said (h/t FCB World).

Rosell went on to confirm that the two parties are considering taking legal action against Tebas, adding, “This is a scandal and we are considering filing a complaint due to a false accusation. We have not decided yet.”

Not the first time

The Negreira scandal was not the first time Javier Tebas had openly called out Spanish giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Previously, the La Liga president has been quite vocal about his opposition to these two clubs over their support of the European Super League.

Tebas still maintains a fierce stance against ESL, which has led to him attacking Barcelona and Real Madrid quite vigorously, every now and then.

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