The Spanish Football League (LFP) has criticised the attitude of Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Angel Maria Villar.
The LFP has called for Villar to change his stance on the proposed centralisation of broadcasting rights for matches in Spain’s top two divisions for the good of Spanish football, and have issued a statement on the matter.
1. Support the management undertaken by the LFP and, in particular, by its President, aimed at the effective centralisation of TV rights and a model for the fair distribution of earnings, through a Royal Decree, as an expression of the will of practically all the clubs that make up professional football in Spain.
2.-Request the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) scrupulously complies with what was agreed to at the mixed RFEF-LFP Commission on March 6, 2015.
3. Condemn the conduct of the President of the RFEF for not respecting the agreements that were reached, and in particular, for his conscious and unjustified absence from the meeting called by the Minister of Education on March 26, 2015.
4. Notify the Government that Spanish professional football, with the LFP as its main governing body and the clubs that comprise it, does not currently feel represented by the President of the RFEF due to his attitude.
The LFP and clubs request he changes his conduct immediately for the sake of Spanish football as a whole, and that he carries out all of the actions necessary to facilitate the passing of the Royal Decree for centralised selling. May he be warned that should he fail to do this, he will be directly opposed by professional football,” it read.