08 July 2016

Laporta's formal complaint against Rosell and Bartomeu refuted by court

Former president infuriated that pair face no further legal action

My article in MARCA 

The prosecution in the first Neymar case has refused to allow the former Barcelona president Joan Laporta to attend in person to air his particular grievances, it was determined on Friday.

Laporta had been strident in his objections to the deal reached between the club and prosecutors in the case which saw no criminal action brought against the current president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell but instead imposed a fine of 5.5 million euros on the club.

The prosecution questioned the motives of the motions tabled by Laporta, expressing doubt as to whether they represented a legitimate and impartial attempt to see justice be done in the matter, and rejected his attempts to turn the spotlight of culpability back on his two successors personally.


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