throwing counterfeit banknotes and hostile banners, supporters protest against suspicions of Barça refereeing corruption
Sevilla and Bilbao fans have shown their hostility towards Barca after the recent revelations in the Negreira affair. As a reminder, four former club leaders have been charged with corruption.
The Negreira case is far from over. While former Barça presidents Josep Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell as well as directors Oscar Grau and Albert Soler were charged a few days ago for “corruption“, “breach of trust” And “false business records” with José Maria Enriquez Negreira, supporters expressed their dissatisfaction in different stadiums in the country. At Sanchez Pizjuan, the den of Sevilla FC in particular, where supporters protested by throwing counterfeit tickets from the stands. Signs bearing the words “Stop corruption” were also deployed. As a reminder, the former head of Spanish arbitration would have benefited from payments from the Catalan club.
Similar scenes took place in San Memes during the game between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona. Xavi, the Blaugrana coach has been “surprised by this hostility” and added that “judging in advance was not good for society”. Like those of FC Sevilla, the supporters threw fake blue and red tickets bearing the logo of the Catalan club and the term “mafia”. Slogans”segunda, segunda(the Spanish second division) were also chanted.