Disputes over television rights have caused the Spanish Football association to decide that they would be going on strike. The strike would put a hold on the last sets of La Liga matches as well as the Copa Del Rey final.
Old laws allowed all Spanish teams to negotiate their own television rights but the Spanish government are set to enact laws that would allow the distribution of 50 percent of the bulk television rights evenly among all the Spanish clubs in the top flight. The Spanish football association and the Association of Spanish Players feel slighted by the governments moves and feel disrespected by the governments decision without consulting them. Both parties are aggrieved at the inability of the government to solve issues concerning amateur football instead, the government is concerned with television rights, hence leading to the strike action which the Association stated would commence on the 16th of May.
If the strike takes effect, the 37 and 38th matches in the La Liga would not hold and Barcelona’s much anticipated clash with Atletico Madrid in the la liga and Atletico Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey would not hold on the proposed dates