Such a possibility exists.

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La Liga President Javier Tebas has suggested the exclusion of Barcelona from the top division of the Spanish championship due to the 'Negreira case,' in which the Catalans are accused of influencing referees.

«The very fact of attempting to influence referees is a crime at the level of sports corruption. This is sufficient to initiate the corresponding disciplinary proceedings. Sanctions range from a warning to relegation. Explanations need to be provided much more extensively.

Could this lead to the exclusion of Barcelona from La Liga? If the judge decides so, then yes. This is what the court decided, as it did in the case of Elche a few years ago. The only thing I can do is condemn specific facts, and I blame them. Sanctions and their nature are not my responsibility,» the official said in an interview with Movistar+.

In March, it became known that the prosecutor's office intends to go to court in connection with the cooperation between Barcelona and former vice president of the technical corps of referees, Enrique Negreira, to whom, allegedly, the Catalans paid 7.3 million euros.

Published by Patrick Jane