The La Liga boss believes the series of arrests on Monday will not only affect the Blaugrana’s reputation as a club but it would also harm the La Liga itself.
chief, Javier Tebas, expressed his disappointment with the arrest of formerBarcelona
president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, by calling it
“a reputational problem”
for both the league and the Catalonian club.
Bartomeu, who was arrested alongside his advisor, Jaume Masferrer, the club’s CEO, Óscar Grau, and head of legal at Camp Nou, Román Gómez Punti, spent a night in Travessera de Les Corts police station jail before being released after giving his testimony in front of Judge Alejandra Gil, revealedEl Mundo Deportivo
As reported byMarca
, Tebas talked about the arrests, saying:
“It is a reputational problem, it is not good for Barcelona or for the league. I cannot assess the facts. I hope and wish that there has not been any excess, but the damage is irreparable for Bartomeu as a person, it is reputational damage.”
Since the arrests,international news
were all headlined by the events of Monday, which have negatively affectedBarcelona news
and Spanish football.
According to a September report published byEl Mundo
, the club’s transactions show a suspicious amount of money transferred to a third party account whileMarca
reveal that a sum has been deposited in Argentine businessman account, Carlos Ibáñez.