Antonio López Nieto


A well-known former referee confirms that Negreira could not have helped Barça

Published:15/09/2023 - 15:20h

Updated:15/09/2023 - 15:20h

The FC Barcelona has sustained at all times that the 'case Negreira' did not treat of at all more than consultancys for the club, something that has gone back to confirm a recognised ex Spanish referee

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Antonio Jesús López Grandson was referee of First Division between 1988 and 2003, has decided to position of way so cutting in favour of Negreira in the case that involves it with the FC Barcelona by payment of consultancys during more than a decade. "I think that everything is a setting and does not go to have at all", affirmed the now president of the Unicaja of basketball.

Regarding the 'case Negreira' ensures that for him does not exist such thing since "Negreira did not paint absolutely at all in the designations", explained. "I have been referee with Negreira and never has said me at all of arbitration. I think that everything is a setting and does not go to have at all. I guarantee him that to the referees do not go them to take out at all in the period that I have arbitrated. I understand that you do not believe it but Negreira was a vase", ensured.

The consultancys did not influence in favours for the Barça

"Obviously pay eight million euros by a referee's advice is a dispendio but now that they show me that this has finish in the account of a referee", added also the ex international referee. "Negreira did not paint at all and say it now and in front of any judge, Negreira in 16 years did not influence in at all", sentenced, leaving like this clear that the Barça could not be benefited of systematic way.

The Spanish referees need a change?

Likewise, López Grandson showed adherent that the referees are independent of the Federation and of The League. "In these moments, the referees can not speak. The system punishes them. The arbitration needs a system so that the referees have his independence out of the field", ensured. However, by the moment seemed that this situation is not very near to produce .

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