Judge Rules In Favor Of Spanish Football League, Relegating Real Murcia To Third Tier
Spanish football club Real Murcia "is staying" in the Spanish third tier, according to Juan Jiménez of AS. Spanish Magistrate-Judge Javier Vaquer Marín "revoked a demand by judge Andrés Sánchez Magro," who had ordered the Spanish Football League (LFP) to let Murcia play in the second division. Marín "ruled in favor of an appeal by the LFP." This means the Spanish second division's '14-15 season will begin on Saturday with 22 teams, including promoted club Mirandés. The judge's ruling "ended the temporary suspension of the league and returned the situation to its initial status, when the LFP relegated Murcia" for economic reasons. At Thursday's hearing, the objective of LFP lawyers was to "show that Magro could not interfere in its competition" (AS, 8/21).