The plot revolves around controversial audio tapes featuring the voice of a man believed to be Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. The club now alleges that journalist Jose Antonio Abelin tried to blackmail the club for 10 million euros in exchange for deleting the recording.
A few days ago, Real Madrid responded to the initial release of the audio tapes by naming Abelin as the culprit in the anti-presidential smear campaign. In an official statement posted on the club’s website, Perez said Abilene obtained the recording secretly, and has been trying to sell it for years. He later said that the timing of his release through the news organization L Confidential was affected by his joining the European Super League.
On Thursday, the club shared a tweet following a statement claiming that Abilene had tried to demand 10 million euros from the club in exchange for deleting an explosive recording during a meeting back in 2011. Of was
The official Real Madrid Twitter account reiterated claims on Onda Cerro on Wednesday about Carlos Bastello’s “El Transistor”. “The blackmail was offered at Madrid’s Cambarro restaurant, and Real Madrid did not accept it,” Bastello said. He also claimed that Abilene had brought the proposal to then-Real Madrid vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas.
Abilene, meanwhile, responded to the tweet by asking why no one reported the alleged blackmail attempt ten years ago. He further criticized Perez, saying the president was using the club’s website and its members for personal gain.
Perez has already made it clear that he intends to take legal action against both Abilene and El Confidential. The people he mentioned in the recording have not yet commented. Some of the former Real Madrid players and managers who were criticized in the recordings were Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, Vicente del Baski and Raul Gonzalez.