The La Liga offshore fixture agreement that Spanish league organizers signed and which will take some of their league matches to US and Canada may be dead on arrival if players’ union have their ways.
According to a report in a Spanish publication, Diario AS, the Spanish Footballers Union have protested against playing LaLiga fixtures in the United States
The union is aware of the possible risks causing troubles both for the players and the fans
The association claims LaLiga think of their players as of the ‘currency that can be used in business to only benefit third parties’
Diario AS reports further that the Spanish Footballers Association strongly protests against the new agreement concluded between LaLiga Santander and the Relevent Company.
The decision to denounce has been backed up by the awareness of the possible health risks in terms of players, as well as the disappointment for the club fans.
The statement runs thus:
‘In reference to the agreement made between LaLiga and the company Relevent, which includes that an official league match will be played in the United States, the AFE strongly objects.
“As per usual, LaLiga has dispensed with the opinions of the players and has undertaken actions that only benefit them, regardless of the health or risks to the players, and even less the feelings of the following masses of the clubs who are being “forced” to compete in North America once a season.
“Faced with such manifest arbitrariness, David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE), has made his complaint public and points out that “footballers are not currency that can be used in business to only benefit third parties.”