Joan Laporta in a press conference


Laporta's notorious 'anger' with the Federation for Madrid's harassment of the referees

Published:23/01/2024 - 13:18h

Updated:23/01/2024 - 13:19h

Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, ​​expressed his position regarding the controversy that arose in the controversial refereeing of the match between Real Madrid and UD Almería. He took the opportunity to call on the RFEF to act and solve this situation

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The referee's controversies arisen in the meeting of LaLiga between the Real Madrid and the UD Almería, with the debatable performance of Hernández Maeso like main referee and Hernández Hernández in the VAR, follow generating controversy. Several characters have expressed his opinion on this unlucky performance of the attendants to give justice in said commitment, especially after the journalist Gerard Romero revealed a controversial audio in which it left clear that did not want to value a clear aggression of Vinicius to Alejandro Pozo, which could have resulted in his expulsion. This has finished to put in entredicho the work of the referee and has increased the requirements to a more impartial arbitration.

One of the personalities that has heaved his voice in relation with this unlucky incident is Joan Laporta, president of the FC Barcelona. Yesterday, during the 76ª Big Gala of Sportive World, where received the prize at most leader of the winning club of the six professional Leagues polideportivas, described this subject like "a shame" and expressed his complaint about the passivity of the Referee's Technical Committee in front of the constant pressure that are suffering by part of different sectors merengues.

The request of Laporta to the RFEF

As it informs 'Sportive World', the maximum representative of the institution blaugrana would have put in contact with the president in functions of the Real Spanish Federation of Football, Pedro Rocha, to express his clear unrest by all what is sucediendo. This is due to that, as it mentioned previously, results incomprehensible that this organism, attendant of the Technical Committee of Referees and the VAR, remain inactivo in front of the campaign orquestada by Real Madrid TV, which has like aim influence in the performances of the referees through the bullying.

When seeming, Joan Laporta would have urged to Rocha to take immediate measures to solve a situation that carries occurring from does time without that any organism take measured to detain this campaign. The mandator culé understands that the VAR is a good tool, but left clear that his good use sees hindered by these pressures. Equally, it has urged to the RFEF to give an effective and prompt answer to this situation, since, according to the Catalan, of not to do it will generate some interests and will understand that there is a "abandonment of functions".

Likewise, Joan Laporta regretted that, in spite of the positive result obtained by the Barcelona team in Benito Villamarín (2-4), thanks to a questionable referee's performance in the party between merengues and 'indálicos', that without place to doubts resulted to be a 'help' for the team madridista, influencing directly in three goals (two in favour and one against), have not been able to subtract points in the fight by the leadership. "We feel us increasingly strong and merged, are improving and want to obtain sportive reward for that. In a day in which we could recortar points, by a rearbitraje of the VAR this did not produce ", concluded.

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