• Courts The mysterious envelope of the late Barça manager on payments to Negreira: "Open it in case of the greatest misfortune in the world"

FC Barcelona requested referee reports on "rival RM" (which coincides with the acronym of Real Madrid) from former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees José María Enríquez Negreira and his son, according to a document that the police seized at the home of a former FCB executive.

In a document that appears in the summary of the Negreira case, to which Efe has had access, several works are detailed to be carried out by the former vice president of the Technical Committee of Referees José María Enríquez Negreira and his son, among which the "follow-up of arbitration decisions to the rival team RM" stands out.

Within the summary, the document appears in a folder of evidence seized at the home of the former FC Barcelona executive, José Contreras, who died on Christmas Day 2022.

It is a single page, typed and with some notes by hand, which bears as a heading the words "Works to be done" and that its author closes with a last sentence in parentheses with which he indicates who is the recipient of the document: "(Confidential for: Mr. Contreras)".

The document describes almost a dozen services to be provided by whoever performs them and the first one that appears on the list is "videos of Barça players regarding the decisions of the referee, so that he is not against Barça".

The author of the text also asks for videos of the virtues and defects of FC Barcelona's rival teams and their players.

The document specifies that all arbitration reports must be provided to Barça "anonymously" and that "both billing and reports will be delivered to Mr. Contreras by hand or to whoever is determined."

After detailing that the videos must be delivered weekly, the document adds the reference to the RM: "Follow-up of refereeing decisions to the rival team RM".

The other element of the document that stands out is a handmade annotation at the height of the heading in which, without contextualizing, it can be read: "50,000 +- 10,000. See referee's car or not depending on the airport or hotel car issue" (sic).

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  • FC Barcelona
  • Real Madrid
  • Negreira Case