FC Barcelona has faced fresh controversy following revelations from Spanish newspaper El Mundo about the case of José María Enríquez Negreira. It has emerged that the former vice-president of the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) used funds paid to him by the club to purchase gifts for first division referees. These included 1,500 personalised red and yellow cards with their corresponding card holders, hams worth €10,000, tickets for football matches, beach paddles, umbrellas, cooler bags, corkscrews, toasters, sandwich makers, blankets, pants and laser pointer pens. The gifts were purchased by Negreira’s company Dasnil, and were not accounted for as deductible expenses. In addition, Negreira entertained colleagues at seafood restaurants, with bills sometimes exceeding €2,000 in sweets, wines, liquors and cheese. FC Barcelona also requested arbitration reports on the rival RM (believed to be an abbreviation of Real Madrid) from Negreira and his son, according to documents seized by police during a separate investigation. The club is already facing an investigation for alleged payment of €1.4m to a company owned by Negreira between 2016 and 2018.