Real Madrid set to complain to LaLiga for television bias

According to reports, the club feel they are being treated unfairly by television coverage focused on anti-Madrid aspects more than others, and inconsistent with rivals. Tenerife vs Getafe: Playoff Final

Real Madrid set to complain to LaLiga for television bias

Making a case for consistency

Real Madrid are to present their case formally in front of LaLiga and its president Javier Tebas on Monday, complaining that the televised coverage of their games is prejudicial against their team. This is according to reports coming from the programme Jugones on Spanish TV station La Sexta.

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The complaint follows quickly on the back of Sunday evening's game against Villarreal in which Los Blancos prevailed - coming back from two goals down to win 2-3 - but much of the narrative surrounding their victory was focused on the controversial award of a penalty which gave Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to bring the scores level, which he duly did.

Equal incident, equal importance

The argument that officials at the Bernabéu club are trying to make is that by putting emphasis on certain moments in a game that reflect badly on their team, while ignoring many other aspects of the match, drives a bias against the image of Real Madrid and any merits that they deserve. A key point to this being that the similar controversial events in favour of the opposition are not given the same importance and commentary during the game, in Spain, maintains the prejudice. 

With friction already evident between Real Madrid, LaLiga and Javier Tebas, this latest debate is unlikely to improve relations. 

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