La Liga president Javier Tebas has once again voiced his concerns about the potential damage that will be caused by the formation of the Super League project.
His statement comes only a few days after PP and PSOE jointly withdrew from an amendment to protect the interests of La Liga from external factors such as the European Super League.
“Some do not know the economic damage they will do to national soccer, to ‘benefit’ two. Why do they only listen and believe the usual? That’s how it goes.” Tebas wrote on his official Twitter account, quoting an article from Defensa Central about PSOE and PP withdrawing their amendment.
The Super League project, which is largely promoted by the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Barcelona and Serie A giants Juventus, does not come under the protection of FIFA, the UEFA or the RFEF.
It must be noted that while Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are the only teams still promoting the idea, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Milan and Atletico Madrid were once the part of the project.
The teams, however, withdrew from the proposed tournament as it wasn’t accepted by the global audience in the first place and UEFA threatened sanctions against those involved in the breakaway league.
As for the amendment that was initiated by PP and PSOE, the earlier terms ‘intended to allow both Spanish federations and leagues the possibility of refusing a license to a club’ if it plays in the unsanctioned competition.
Withdrawing the amendment means it could cause considerable damage to Spanish football, making it understandable for everyone to be surprised by the decision.
As a result of the aforementioned, La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation will not have the power to sanction the teams involved in the Super League.
Interestingly enough, the decision to withdraw the amendments was taken a handful of days before Real Madrid president Perez speaks at the Assembly of Commissaries, scheduled for Sunday from 10:00 AM, where the Super League project is most certain to come up.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.