LFP Issues Statement Regarding Court Rulings; Second Division Play To Be Suspended
The Spanish Football League (LFP) released a statement on Thursday announcing a suspension of the start of second division play after a judge's "demand that the league allow Real Murcia to participate in the second division," according to AS. The LFP's statement "opposed the Madrid court's ruling" and followed a subsequent ruling on Thursday from the Spanish Sport Ministry's Administrative Court (TAD), which denied (for the second time) Murcia's request to "participate in the second division." The LFP said in its statement, "The LFP wants to respond to the court's demand and the decisions taken regarding Real Murcia's participation in the second division. ... The LFP's Delegate Committee will meet on Monday to address the Madrid court's ruling, which orders the inclusion of Real Murcia, and to also review the resolution from the TAD on Thursday, which rejected Real Murcia's request. ... On Monday, the board of the second division will meet to analyze the necessary agreements adopted by the Delegate Committee after reviewing the Madrid court's demand and the TAD's resolution" (AS, 8/14).