Relief. The strike is over before it has even begun.
On Thursday it was announced that the final two games of the Spanish season will go ahead as planned.
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A Spanish court has suspended the strike which was called by the soccer players’ union in Spain last week over a proposed government law which wants to regulate television revenues. The strike would have impacted not only La Liga teams but professional games across the country for the final two weeks of the season.
However after an appeal the court went in favor of the Spanish league as they requested that the strike would be suspended and the league then had to pay a bond of $5.7 million.
After the news of a strike came last week, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) also backed it as the main issues were concerning the new TV deal which agreed to spread the wealth more evenly among Spain’s top clubs.
The news of a strike being averted will be music to the ear of Barcelona fans as the Catalan club can wrap up the La Liga title his weekend if they get a win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Barca are four points clear of second-placed Real Madrid with two games to go and will also face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on May 30 as Luis Enrique’s men look to complete the treble as they cruised through to the UEFA Champions League final and will face Juventus on June 6 in Berlin.