After the calling for a strike undertaken by the ASOCIACIÓN DE FUTBOLISTAS ESPAÑOLES (AFE), and the protestations by their president, Luis Rubiales, the Liga de Fútbol Profesional would today like to manifest:
1. That the calling of, and objectives of the strike are illegal, and infringe article number 11 of the Royal Decree law 17/1977, 4 March, about the undertaking of work. What is asked for is a modification of a decree approved by law, and said modifications cannot be the object of a strike in a private sector (the football industry), as jurisprudence clears up in this aspect.
2. The calling of a strike is a clear breach of the agreement between the LFP and AFE.
3. Given the illegal nature of the strike proposal, a complaint will be lodged before the National High Court tomorrow with the request that it be processed with the maximum possible urgency.
4. If the strike called is declared illegal and the La Liga matchdays referred to in its announcement are suspended, an application for the appropriate damages will be lodged and the affected clubs may undertake those disciplinary measures they consider suitable.
5.The LFP wishes to reiterate its surprise at the manifestly illegal actions that the RFEF and AFE are engaging in, given the serious damage they could cause their members. The LFP will not cease to defend the rights of its members before all authorities necessary.