The Telegraph: Barcelona could cease to exist
The Spanish football club Barcelona may cease to exist due to a refereeing scandal. The Telegraph became aware of this.
“If found guilty, the criminals will receive between three and six years in prison. “At the same time, Barcelona may be suspended from operating as a professional football club,” the source said. He also notes that this could lead to bankruptcy and the demise of the team. In this case, the Catalans’ Camp Nou stadium could be demolished.
On September 28, it became known that the court found Barcelona guilty of paying bribes to the former vice-president of the technical committee of RFEF referees, Henriques Negreira. It was established that the club paid the functionary a total of about 7.5 million euros. The court qualified this payment as an illegal act to promote the interests of the team.
Barcelona is the second Spanish football club in terms of the number of titles after Real Madrid. The team won the national championship 27 times, the Champions League five times and the UEFA Super Cup five times.
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