Spanish FA’s Luis Rubiales and La Liga president Javier Tebas in war of words

A war of words has broken out between Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales (pictured) and La Liga chief Javier Tebas over league kick-off times.

Images of fans suffering from heat-stroke from Levante’s midday kick-off clash with Sevilla on Sunday emerged, with Rubiales hinting the FA could take back control on kick-off times.

“If LaLiga continues with these out of control times then we will take back control for 2019/20,” wrote Rubiales on Twitter.

“It is ridiculous for fans and for football people, because when it is over 30 degrees you cannot play at certain times.

“Dozens of people with heat-stroke, it is unacceptable. We are fed up with this at the Spanish FA.”

However, Tebas then responded: “Dear Rubiales, a lot of demagoguery, today at the Aragon GP there were temperatures of 32 degrees with 114,000 people enjoying the race in the sun without complaints.

“Of course, this August we had the children’s tournament Evergrande/RFEF at Las Rozas, 36 degrees. You cannot take back what is not yours.”

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