La Liga players consider strike over plans to play matches in US

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Spains gamers association is asking La Liga not to play a regular-season match in the United States, and wont dismiss a strike if its needs are not satisfied

Spain’s gamers’ association is asking La Liga not to play a regular-season match in the United States , and will not eliminate a strike if its needs are not fulfilled.

Captains of La Liga’s clubs fulfilled on Wednesday in Madrid and stated they protest the unilateral choice to play outdoors Spain, something that might occur as early as this season as part of La Liga’s brand-new 15-year offer to promote football in North America and enhance its image abroad.

The Spanish Footballers’ Association president, David Aganzo, states the league ought to have spoken with the gamers prior to making business choice to play in the United States.

“This contract that La Liga has actually reached without speaking with anybody reveals a disrespect,” Aganzo stated. “It’s not simply the video game as such, in regards to health and travel, it simply makes no sense to have actually a video game played in the United States and have one group need to quit a house video game. It can not be that an individual takes a choice of a 15-year arrangement, which impacts lots of people and without consulting. We are fed up with not being valued.”

Aganzo did not dismiss a strike however stated it was a “last choice” for the association. “I know that there are specific clubs that remain in favour and others versus this, however I represent the gamers,” he stated. “We have to arrange this out with the union, and we will inform them all our issues. If, after that and after a couple of days, they do not respond to, then we will need to resolve the scenario. We are going to attempt to see that it does not reach [a strike] We are ready to go right to the last choice if it is essential.”

La Liga is eager to take on the Premier League in the financially rewarding North American tv market. The Premier League has more direct exposure than its Spanish equivalent in the United States, in part since of a six-year TELEVISION handle NBC worth about $1bn. Given that 2012, the Spanish league has actually been on beIN Sports, which was gotten by less than a quarter of American English-language tv homes prior to it was just recently stopped by the Comcast Xfinity cable television system.

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