The president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA), Luis Medina Cantalejo, assured that “there is no evidence or proof that can say that an arbitrator is dishonest” and explained that the information collected in the internal investigation related to the Negreira case has been transferred to the integrity department.
“Who has the greatest interest in this being clarified and that If there are culprits, they are punished with the utmost rigor, we are the referees if there has been something attributable to people who at the time belonged to this house and taking advantage of their position they have profited and have had actions outside the proceeding of Spanish arbitration,” he said.
Medina Cantalejo insisted that “the damage is done” and that the referees have to continue working, continue training, carry out the matches and “make themselves available to the institutions, both the Federation’s integrity department, the Prosecutor’s Office or any entity that requests it.”
“I I am not corrupt and you are not corrupt. What has happened is a shame and you have to clean it. We are going to fight until the end so that everyone stays in their place”, added Medina Cantalejo, who explained that only one referee, whose identity he did not reveal, has not sent the information that has been requested within the internal investigation that they are carrying out. out the CTA and the RFEF.
Medina Cantalejo participated this Thursday in an appearance together with the general secretary of the RFEF, Andreu Campsin the Ciudad del Fútbol, in the presence of active and retired referees to report on their performance after learning that the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office investigates a company belonging to the former vice president of the committee José María Enríquez Negreirafor an alleged crime of corruption between individuals, for payments of 1.4 million from Barcelona between 2016 and 2018.