Rivaldo blasts La Liga kick-off times: ‘You need to factor in supporters’

Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has joined Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales in criticism of La Liga fixture scheduling in high temperatures.

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.

“Paying attention to human factors is key to the scheduling of fixtures,” Rivaldo told an interview with Betfair, as cited by Diario AS.

“In Spain you have times when temperatures are very high and fans can suffer in these conditions, as well as the players of course.

“These are the most important groups for football and it is correct that the Spanish FA has criticised the league president because of this, it needs to be questioned.

“When you are scheduling matches it is important to take the heat into account because this can get extreme and jeopardise the health of players and fans.”

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