LaLiga will not return to RFEF’s coronavirus meetings
LaLiga will not attend follow-up meetings called by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) regarding the coronavirus crisis.
The Spanish Footballers’ Union (AFE) and LaLiga‘s disagreement with the RFEF reached a new level after the latter’s unauthorised audio leaks from their last meeting.
In addition to not attending further meetings, LaLiga have decided to denounce RFEF president Luis Rubiales and general secretary Andreu Camps to the National Sports Council (CSD) and the Spanish Data Protection Agency for disposing of the audio without their consent.
The full statement from LaLiga reads as follows:
It has been agreed that [LaLiga] will not attend the next meetings called by the RFEF’s COVID-19 Commission, after analysing what has happened regarding the biased leak of audios of the said commission to the media.
Contact will be maintained with the RFEF through the Monitoring Commission which was formed as part of the Coordination Agreement signed on July 3, 2019 between LaLiga and the RFEF.
In view of such events, LaLiga will adopt the appropriate legal measures, including the filing of a complaint before the National Sports Council against the President and the Secretary of the RFEF for the violation of authority and carrying out acts that threaten the dignity and decency of the sport, such as a complaint by the affected people before the Spanish Data Protection Agency for violation of various provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The Action Protocol has been studied, reviewed and approved for the return to training for LaLiga teams. This protocol will be informed and explained to all the clubs and private limited companies affiliated with LaLiga in the next division meetings that will be held next Thursday, and will be made available to the National Sports Council (CSD) and the relevant health authorities.
It has been reiterated within the Delegate Commission that any decision regarding the return to competition will be subject to the provisions of the health authorities.