Barcelona supervisor Xavi Hernandez has accused Actual Madrid of influencing referees in Spain by way of their tv channel.
Hernandez, who has beforehand accused La Liga officers of favoring Actual Madrid, now claims that the referees are being “conditioned” by the Madrid membership on a weekly foundation.
“I already mentioned that I don’t like that they [Madrid] situation the referees, however they proceed to do it each week. The referees are going to whistle-conditioned,” Xavi said.
He went on to precise his concern that such alleged affect hampers Barcelona’s capacity to compete with Actual Madrid within the title race.
Xavi didn’t draw back from acknowledging Barcelona’s personal troubles, particularly referencing the “Negreira case,” a scandal that has forged a shadow over the membership.
Regardless of this setback, he maintained that Madrid’s supposed referee affect stays a major problem for Barcelona.