The Spanish Footballers Association has issued a statement in which it goes against the decision by LaLiga to play league matches outside Spain, an agreement now in place with the US company Relevent. The union complains that it was never consulted on the plan and believes that it is the fans of LaLiga clubs that will be negatively impacted.
The AFE statement says the following:
'In reference to the agreement made between LaLiga and the company Relevent, which includes that an official league match will be played in the United States, the AFE strongly objects.
As per usual, LaLiga has dispensed with the opinions of the players and has undertaken actions that only benefit them, regardless of the health or risks to the players, and even less the feelings of the following masses of the clubs who are being "forced" to compete in North America once a season.
Faced with such manifest arbitrariness, David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE), has made his complaint public and points out that "footballers are not currency that can be used in business to only benefit third parties."
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