Spanish clubs back La Liga on Friday, Monday night games

All La Liga clubs, with the exception of Real Madrid, have backed the league “against the invasion of rights” from the Spanish FA.

It comes after the governing body of Spanish football overruled the league system and claimed that matches in the top-flight could no longer be played on Friday or Monday nights.

La Liga president Javier Tebas had initially responded: "The actions of the RFEF around fixtures are generating confusion in the international broadcast schedules for La Liga games.

“This potentially affects the league's revenue streams in a significant way, and we intend to fight the ruling in the coming weeks.”

Games over those two night slots had proved highly unpopular with fans, but club presidents have now come out to support the league, as they believe the revenue streams are vital, as cited by Marca.

Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín: “We understand that this is a clear invasion of the powers we have in La Liga by the Federation. We all have commitments with TV operators and they are calling these into question.”

Sevilla president Jose Castro: “Television rights are incredibly important in the day-to-day economic of the clubs. They are totally necessary to continue growing as a league in world football and have made our competition be the most important in the world.”

Levante president Quico Catalan: “This is a frontal attack on the health and stability of the clubs and can have a serious impact on their economic health.”

Cadiz president Manuel Vizcaíno: “It was a joke before when more than half of the clubs were in bankruptcy. We have come so far with a lot of work and we cannot allow anyone to intrude.”

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