Javier Tebas: “I am astonished at the proposal to disqualify Pedro Rocha”

“Do these facts constitute abuse of authority? No, due to common sense and correct application of the rules”


The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, was “astonished” after carefully reading the “proposal for disqualification” from the Sports Administrative Court (TAD) of Pedro Rocha this Friday, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

“I have been practicing as a lawyer for more than 35 years, and much of this time I have specialized in sports law. I have carefully read the proposal for the disqualification of Pedro Rocha by the instructor and I am still amazed,” Tebas wrote. in a message on his social network account X.

The president of the employers’ association pointed out that the TAD proposes the disqualification due to “decisions supported not only by the managing committee, but by the practical unanimity of Spanish football.” “Two years of disqualification are proposed for each of the following facts,” he says, before listing them with his assessment.

“The dismissal of Andreu Camps. It is public and notorious that his departure was agreed with the previous Secretary of State, among other things, due to the conflict with the national team players,” it says in the first point. “The termination of the contract as a lawyer in González Cueto’s office on the same day that he was arrested in an investigation for belonging to a criminal organization involved in the looting of the RFEF,” he adds.

“The appearance of the RFEF as a private accusation in the procedure by which the previous president of the RFEF, lawyers from Cueto’s office and the RFEF, and senior employees of a construction company that worked for the RFEF were arrested,” continues with the third “fact.” “Do these facts constitute abuse of authority? No, and not only because of common sense but also because of correct application of the rules,” he concludes.