Barcelona to Take La Liga to Court Over Unequal Competitions Conditions

Barcelona to Take La Liga to Court Over Unequal Competitions Conditions

  • Barcelona is at loggerheads with La Liga over what it describes as unequal competitions conditions by the Spanish league body.
  • The Catalan giants are set to take La Liga to court after being excluded from participating in the league’s collective TV revenue.
  • La Liga president Javier Tebas has previously criticized Barcelona following the club’s stance on creating the European Super League.

The rift between Barcelona and La Liga has reached new heights following the Catalan club’s decision to take the Spanish body to court.

Since the fallout of the European Super League which Barcelona were one of the key founders, La Blaugrana has been at loggerheads with the La Liga hierarchy led by Javier Tebas.

Barcelona, La Liga, Joan Laporta, Javier Tebas, Spain, Camp Nou
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has heavily been criticized by La Liga president Javier Tebas for backing the idea of the European Super League. Photo by Europa Press Sports
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According to Football Espana, Barcelona has raised a case in a local commercial court against the Spanish league body after they were denied their privilege share from La Liga’s TV deal.

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38 of the 42 clubs in Spain’s top two divisions signed up to La Liga’s CVC deal, which saw 10.95% of the league’s collective TV revenue sold in exchange for just under €2b in advanced funding.

Barcelona alongside Athletic Club, Real Madrid, and UD Ibiza were denied expanding their salary limit by 15% within their regulations by La Liga which forced the latest move from the Catalan club.

Tebas launches scathing attack on Super League clubs.

Meanwhile, La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned clubs; fans, and lawmakers that the European Super League’s backers are still planning an attack on the game, The Athletic reports.

Tebas insists that the move by the European Super League teams will leave all the power with the richest clubs and destroy the domestic leagues.

Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid have so far insisted on moving on with their plans to create a super league that was intended to rival the UEFA Champions League.

La Liga President threatens to report EPL teams to UEFA.

Earlier, Sports Brief reported the English Premier League’s spending has angered La Liga president, Javier Tebas and the 60-year-old has now threatened to report the EPL to the European governing body, UEFA.

Tebas believes the Premier League’s spending in the recently closed transfer window is unsustainable and can lead to transfer inflation if not checked by UEFA.

The Premier League clubs had a total summer transfer window spend of over £2billion compared to La Liga's £404million.

Source: Sports Brief News