Del Nido has blasted the ‘third-world’ Spanish league and alleged that decisions were being taken purely to further strengthen the nation’s two biggest clubs
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has launched a scathing attack on the administrators of La Liga, claiming that recent negotiations over radio rights threaten to further dilute the competition’s quality in favour of benefiting the country’s biggest clubs.
The chief spoke out aftr a deal was finalised which will oblige Spanish radio stations to pay for coverage of La Liga, on the back of a weekend which saw Real Madrid and Barcelona crush their opposition 6-0 and 5-0 respectively.
For Del Nido, those in charge of La Liga have consistently taken decisions which favour the giants, including the most recent ruling.
“The reality is that they have chosen a terrible decision in order to continue widening the difference between the big clubs and the rest: to charge the radios,” he fired to Radio Nacional de Espana on Tuesday.
“For the love of God, are there any fans not saying that the league is prostituted, adulterated, corrupted? The radio income will be another scrap to make the biggest clubs bigger and the rest even smaller.
“Our tournament is not just the biggest joke in Europe, but in the world. It is a third-world league in which two clubs take the others’ television money,” he concluded.
Representatives of the Liga Nacional de Futbol Profesional (LFP) are yet to respond to Del Nido’s attack.