Tebas calls for Periscope control

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has called for Periscope to be regulated after a spate of controversial incidents involving footballers on the social-media platform.

Gerard Pique is a prolific advocate of the live streaming app, which saw him film three sessions last week, the latter reportedly concerning Barcelona officials as he “made a mess” on the team’s plane ride back from Eibar.

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier was also suspended by the club after he made homophobic remarks about his Coach Laurent Blanc, and Tebas admitted La Liga had been “working for a very long time” on the issue.

“From a technological perspective, what Pique is doing on [Periscope] seems very good to me,” he said at the University of Salamanca, Marca reports.

“However, from a content perspective, I think we should study it and what type of content within a club environment may be produced.

“We’ve been working on the issue of social media for a very long time, and – in time – there will be regulation for clubs.

“We want to look at Leagues like the NBA so La Liga can adopt a system similar to theirs.

“[Social media] is a proposal of communication which transcends the personal [lives of its users], especially if it’s in a sporting environment such as a dressing room or mixed zone, or somewhere professional activity is being carried out.”

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