LaLiga will dock points from teams who refuse to play when football returns
The LaLiga might be the first league in mainstream Europe to resume despite the delicate situation of coronavirus in Spain.
The Spanish League President Javier Tebas has warned that clubs who refuse to honour matches when football return will be walked-over.
‘When they give us the order to be able to play,’ Tebas said. ‘If there is a club who does not want to play, it will be treated as a no-show. First, three points will be deducted and then maybe more according to the rules.’
Multiple reports in Spain confirm that LaLiga have received delivery of coronavirus testing kits from Synlab.
LaLiga plan to test players before the restart of the league, testing is set to start as from next week Friday.
Although the government’s Sports council will not give their blessing for the league to resume until they get an approval from the department of Health.
Clubs are already preparing to return to training as early as May 4.
LaLiga has come under criticism for purchasing kits to test players and club officials.
Some feel it is morally wrong as there are other people who need the testing kits more.
Also some players and officials have expressed concern about returning to action when it’s not completely safe and risking the life of football players, officials and their families.
Inaki Williams and Sushi are amongst this that have openly criticize plans to resume the league.
If and when the League resume, it definitely will be without fans and behind closed doors.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have already appealed to LaLiga for approval to play the remaining matches of the 2019/2020 season at smaller venues.
Both clubs are hoping to use the coronavirus situation to continue renovation works on their stadiums.