Del Bosque relaxed over Periscope

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has played down La Liga’s concerns over the use of Periscope as “it’s not a matter of being permissive”.

LFP chief Javier Tebas recently called for Periscope, widely used by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, to be regulated after a series of controversial incidents on the live-streaming platform, but Del Bosque made it clear he trusted his players’ judgment on what content they uploaded.

“We can advise our players [on Periscope use], but we’ve never stopped them from doing anything,” he told Eurosport.

“It’s not a matter of being permissive, but rather using common sense to avoid problems.

“We’ve given freedom to our players and they haven’t done badly.

“I know Pique is a person with a good conscience, responsible and understands that his use of the tool must be positive.

“I understand it’s a way for people to express their personal opinions directly, without intermediaries.”

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