Espanyol President Joan Collet Says Strike Could Balance Out Distribution Of TV Money
La Liga side Espanyol President Joan Collet "played a leading role" at a recent conference focused on Spanish professional football's "difficult times," according to Mª Carmen Juárez of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The Espanyol president "did not rule out a strike in order to bring about a more fair distribution of La Liga TV rights." Collet: "The Spanish Football League (LFP) has to be re-launched. We have to look for a new system for the distribution of TV rights that is based on athletic criteria and establishes equity among all the teams. The clubs could go on strike, as the Italian teams did, which stopped competition for two or three weeks. Because of this, the distribution of TV money in Italy is now much more equitable" (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 10/7).