Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): For several weeks, some Spanish media have been raising the issue of paying a bribe by Josep Maria Bartomeu, the former president of the Barcelona club, to the vice president of the Referee Committee of the Football Federation of this country.
Although this issue was completely denied by the former heads of the Barcelona club, but the presentation of documents by the media made them admit that they had paid him an amount to get advice from the vice-chairman of the referees' committee.
Now this strange case is being investigated in the court and if it is proven, heavy crimes are waiting for this big club, one of them is the possible ban from the next season of the European Champions League.
Barcelona is currently at the top of La Liga with a difference of 12 points from Real Madrid and will probably celebrate its championship in a few weeks, but being excluded from the Champions League has many negative consequences for the Catalans.
This club is facing a lot of financial problems and being excluded from the Champions League, which is a very good financial source, can have irreparable consequences for them.