Del Nido’s extraordinary measures could carry extraordinary fines for La Liga clubs

As Jose Maria del Nido plans ahead for Thursday’s meeting with all La Primera Division’s clubs bar Barcelona and Real Madrid, the consequences of his plans are also coming to light.

Del Nido has called an extraordinary meeting at his club Sevilla’s ground, the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, to discuss creating a new collective agreement on the distribution of television rights.

Where he is understood to have a majority support for this movement, with over half the League’s clubs already confirming their attendance for Thursday’s midday summit, El Confidencial are reporting that each club that breaks the current television rights package that was signed in November 2010, will be held accountable for a fine of €20m.

The League has already contacted clubs urging them not to attend the meeting, but it is understood as many as 35 of the 42 Primera and Segunda Division clubs support del Nido’s intentions. AS interestingly reports though that movements behind the scenes at Real Madrid are taking place in a bid to disrupt and dissuade attendance at the meeting with personal calls to club Presidents.

Further reading: War of words and 11 goals without reply reignite debate over Barcelona and Real Madrid’s hold over La Liga

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