La Liga players are considering a strike action, due to a deal to play topflight Spanish games in the United States.
Last week, La Liga announced a deal with American company, Relevant for the next 15 years, that will see two top Spain teams play in the United States.
Stars including Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets were reportedly present as the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) met on Wednesday to discuss the proposals.
“The players are outraged, very surprised, and are all against it. It’s unanimous,” said AFE president David Aganzo.
“The players don’t want to play overseas. Things have to be done in a more coherent way and with common sense.
“A decision of this magnitude, that affects players, referees and fans, was taken unilaterally and is a lack of respect.
“I have information that there are certain clubs that are in favour [of strike action] and others against this, but I represent the players.
“We need to sort this out with the union, and we will tell them all of our problems. If, from then on and after a few days, they don’t answer, then we will have to solve the situation.
“We are going to try to see that it doesn’t reach that extreme. But we are willing to go right to the last option if it is necessary.”
“This agreement that La Liga has reached without consulting anyone shows a lack of respect,” added Aganzo.
“It’s not just the game as such, in terms of health and travel, it just makes no sense to have a game played in the United States and have one team have to give up a home game.
“It cannot be that a person takes a decision of a 15-year agreement, which affects many people and without consulting. We are fed up with not being valued.”