La Liga Announce Appeal Against Date for Rearranged El Clasico Showdown

La Liga

La Liga have confirmed they have appealed against the decision by the Spanish Football Federation to rearrange this weekend’s El Clasico at the Camp Nou to 18 December.

Catalonia has come under severe political unrest in recent weeks, after the decision to jail nine Catalan separatists was met with violent protests and public outcry and it was thought the match would be create further demonstrations and possible violence.

However, while the clubs and Federation were in agreement, ?La Liga say they prefer 4th December insisting that the game be played at the next nearest possible date, to avoid an unfair advantage, while also highlighting the effect on their commercial and audiovisual rights, which are significant given the stature of the fixture.