Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Involved in Heated War of Words With Li Liga Counterpart Javier Tebas

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Involved in Heated War of Words With Li Liga Counterpart Javier Tebas

  • Florentino Perez and Javier Tebas don't see eye to eye when it comes to the state of Spanish football
  • Real Madrid president Perez believes that football needs to follow the example of American football to grow
  • La Liga president Tebas is upset with Real Madrid's commitment to joining the breakaway Super League

There’s a war brewing in Spanish football, and it’s not between two teams.

Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid and Javier Tebas, President of La Liga, have been involved in a war of words of late, which escalated further after Madrid’s General Assembly.

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Tensions are running high between Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez and La Liga counterpart Javier Tebas over the ongoing threats of a breakaway Super League. Image: Oscar J. Barroso
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As reported by AS, the Madrid president used a large portion of his speech to explain why the club needed to push ahead with the formation of the Super League - and fired a shot at La Liga while doing so.

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He added that the league could not celebrate the sale of their product for the same price for the past four years without considering inflation. He also described football in general as being sick, and said that the beautiful game needed to take a page out of American football’s book.

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The comments didn’t sit well with Tebas, who immediately fired back, Football Espana noted. The La Liga head accused Perez of confusing other cultures and sports.

“He is confusing apples with pears,” Tebas said.

The La Liga boss also accused Perez of being a club administrator whose words could kill the rest of the clubs, including Madrid.

Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain dedicated to forming a Super League, despite the backlash they have faced over it.

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Madrid and Barca are also the two biggest clubs in Spanish football, and their withdrawal from the league could have disastrous consequences for the other teams in it.

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Real Madrid are not giving up on their calls for a European Super League.

Madrid are part of three teams, alongside Juventus and Barcelona, who are still pushing for the Super League.

Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is so committed to the new format that he even used the club’s General Assembly to push for it.

Source: Sports Brief News