Friday, February 17, 2023

Scandal in European soccer as FC Barcelona tries to explain why it paid 6 million euros to a company owned by the vice president of Spain's top refereeing committee


Barca has acknowledged the payments, and said in a Wednesday statement that it had “hired the services of an external consultant” that supplied “technical reports related to professional refereeing.” But several details have since emerged to inflame suspicions.


Why they were paying hundreds of thousands of euros for that service is unclear.


a Madrid-based newspaper, framed him as either "corrupt" or "a conman," in that he had milked millions of euros out of Barca while "selling snake oil," as one former referee put it.