The English football is under renewed threat from La Liga as they back Sports Channels decision to defy the Saturday games blackout in the UK.
In 1950 in order to encourage more attendance of games, a blackout was imposed on TV stations stating no live football can be broadcast between 2:45PM and 5:15PM s but sports channel Eleven Sports which holds right to Stream Serie A and La Liga matches in the UK is ignoring the blackout
Joris Evers, head of communications for La Liga, told the Times: ‘This type of blackout doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It’s from a different age. We are aware of what Eleven Sports are doing and generally support them.
‘People are used to watching things whenever and wherever they take place, on whatever devices they like.
‘Today many people watch football in other ways, through piracy or video feeds or betting companies. There are other sports like rugby that are shown at that time on a Saturday.’
Andrea Radrizzani, who owns Eleven Sports and is also chairman of Leeds United, has already stated that he will continue to defy the ban and that the rule should be reconsidered.
The FA which supports the blackout is already looking into the matter.