March 13 In the La Liga game that ended early this morning , Barcelona
A 1-0 away victory over Athletic Bilbao, continue to lead the league standings with 9 points advantage.
However, Barcelona has been plagued by negative news recently. The team was formally accused by the Spanish inspection department of bribing Negrera, the vice president of the Spanish Referees Association.
Take action and make refereeing decisions in favor of Barcelona in exchange for money.” Meanwhile, two former Barcelona presidents, Bartomeu and Russell, were also involved in corruption, with payments totaling more than 7.3 million euros to companies owned by Negrera
, the team was also accused of “continuous commercial corruption.”
During the game, Athletic Bilbao fans also mocked their opponents. According to reporter Sam Street, fans of the home team threw many counterfeit banknotes with the words “Mafia” printed on the stadium to satirize Barcelona, which is deeply trapped in the “referee door”.
The case is still under investigation.