Medina Cantalejo: “We want the culprits of the ‘Negreira case’ to pay, it has done us a lot of harm”


The president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), Luis Medina Cantalejo, assured this Wednesday that they are “hoping that the culprits” involved in the ‘Negreira case’ pay and that this issue “be resolved definitively and as soon as possible” for the damage that has done to his team and to Spanish football.

“We are hoping that the culprits will definitely pay. This has done a lot of damage to the refereeing, it is a very serious situation that damages the refereeing and Spanish football,” said Medina Cantalejo during a press conference of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) to make balance of the first third of the season.

The former referee made it clear that he thought the assessments being made were “inappropriate.” “If they have evidence, they should punish him now, we want this to be resolved definitively and as soon as possible, and for whoever did it to pay, be it Negreira, FC Barcelona or whoever. If the judge has the name and surname of the referee who has been involved in that plot, let him pay for it,” he stressed.

The president of the arbitration group noted “the tremendous surprise” with which they experienced when the case “came to public light” and that they quickly decided to put “all the information” that was given to them in the hands of the Prosecutor’s Office, Department of Integrity and Anti-Violence. required “and more.” “We have to respect the judge’s order because if not, we cannot ask for respect, but I do not agree with it at all, it is a bit risky to talk about indications, comments…” he warned.