The body calls to "reduce" the climate of tension towards the referees because "it is not beneficial for football"
MADRID, 16 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has appeared in the procedure of the so-called 'Negreira case', after the admission for processing by the Court of Instruction number 1 of Barcelona of the complaint by the prosecution for the payments of FC Barcelona to the former Vice President of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) José María Enríquez Negreira.
Likewise, the RFEF reported that it has sent the UEFA Integrity Director the report from the federation's own Integrity department "and all the documentation that supports the letter."
In a statement, the RFEF stressed that "it is collaborating from the outset" with the competent authorities to make the work of the investigation into these events as easy as possible "which predate the current management team."
"UEFA has also been informed of the appearance in court by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. At the same time, the aforementioned report prepared by the department of Integrity," he added.
In this sense, the RFEF reiterated its "unquestionable commitment" in this matter, since it launched an internal investigation as soon as it became aware of the facts. "The federation, ready to collaborate at all times, wants it to be reached until the end and asks, in turn, for the necessary and advisable serenity that helps to reduce the climate of tension that has been created towards the arbitration group. This is not nothing beneficial for football. The application of justice requires some time and to prove those facts that can be considered illegal", he indicated.
Likewise, the RFEF thanked the "union" of the refereeing group around the CTA, which has brought together all the referees who currently carry out their work in professional football, but who has received the "massive support" of illustrious refereeing legends Spanish that in the past contributed to the "growth" of national football.