The last hour saw a tense situation between the Barcelona and Sevilla club officials ahead of the meeting between the two teams at the Louis Companies Olympic Stadium in Montjuic on Friday in the eighth week of the Spanish Football League.
The Sevilla club published an official statement on its official website on Friday about the latest developments in a police raid at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation as part of a judicial investigation into the bribery of a former Barcelona club deputy. Jury President Enriquez Negrera.
The Andalusian club said in a statement: “Seville FC shows its anger and its complete rejection of the practices carried out by former officials of FC Barcelona and those accused in the Negrera case, which are considered criminal by the trial court and the conduct of FC Barcelona during the period in which the alleged crimes took place.” “.
A Sevilla club statement added, “For this reason, we have suspended the special protocol before the Spanish league match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla on Friday, September 29, and there will be no representation of the club. Stages of the Montjuïc Stadium.”
The statement continued: “We express our deepest respect to Barcelona members and season ticket holders, the current staff and leaders who work every day at FC Barcelona, and those indirectly involved in this issue.”
The Sevilla club statement concluded, “We respect Spanish justice, the presumption of innocence and the decisions that can be made in any way. In the interest of competition, the club hopes that all events related to the Negrera case will be resolved amicably. The judge’s recent considerations ensure that such alleged events will not happen again, and the federal bodies… “The matter concerned will henceforth guarantee the integrity of all competitions in which Sevilla FC competes.”
Barcelona broke ties with Seville
FC Barcelona did not hesitate to respond to Sevilla’s statement, as the Catalan club confirmed that it rejects its rival’s unjustified and inappropriate attack, and made it clear that it would permanently sever its relationship with the Andalusian club. position on the issue.
In a statement published on its official website, Barcelona said: “FC Barcelona wishes to publicly expose the unfair and inappropriate attack by Sevilla, the club who refused to sit at the lunch table between the officials before tonight’s match between the two teams. At Montjuïc Stadium, its officials refused to attend.” On the podium.
Barcelona’s statement added, “Barcelona realizes that this is an attack and an unacceptable insult to the Catalan establishment. The so-called Negrera case cannot be a pretext for such actions, as the judicial procedure is at the investigation stage. Make clear that Sevilla’s position is premature.”
Barcelona did not stop there to confirm that the “judicial decision in no way changes the actual and legal position of the club”. Also, Joan Laborta, president of the Catalan club, intervened months ago in an extraordinary meeting of Spain. The league, “La Liga”, and called the case because he gave all kinds of explanations and clarifications about it.
The Catalan club’s statement concluded: “The action taken by the Sevilla club is completely disproportionate, because on the one hand it condemns the presumption of innocence and on the other hand the practices of FC Barcelona. It is unacceptable and unjustified. The position of the Seville club is that FC Barcelona considers that it has severed all ties with the Seville club.” Unless he corrects his current position.”