Spanish High Court suspends La Liga strike; matches to go ahead as per schedule
La Liga matches all set to continue without any interruption following the Spanish high court’s suspension of a strike by the Players’ Union. The AFE, also known as the Players’ Union had an initial dispute with the league over TV distribution rights.
The major issue that was concerning everyone was the collection and sharing of TV revenue. In addition to this, the Spanish Federation (RFEF) had made it clear that referees would not be available for the games.
The statement passed by the Spanish high court read, “We suspend the strike called by the AFE 10/05/2015". The verdict now has ensured that the Spanish La Liga, as well as the Copa del Rey final, will go ahead as planned.
Most eyes will be on the final two rounds to be played in the La Liga as league leaders Barcelona facing Atletico Madrid this weekend. With four points separating arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, there is a possibility that the title race could finish this weekend, unless Atletico manage to pull off an upset and take it into the final week of the campaign.