Javier Tebas: “We do not submit to threats and coercion from anyone”


The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, celebrated the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by Real Madrid and Athletic Club against ‘LaLiga Impulso’ and assured that “the message” it sends is that neither his organization nor the clubs submit “to threats.” nor coercion no matter how great the person is”, in reference to the Madrid president Florentino Pérez.

“For the League and for the majority of its clubs it represents the ratification that things were done well. When I read the sentence and it was communicated to me, I remembered August 10, 2022, where the Real Madrid Board, chaired by Florentino Pérez, took out a note saying that he was going to file a criminal complaint against Javier de Jaime, from CVC, and Javier Tebas, president of the League, and it was on the front page of many newspapers,” Tebas warned the media after attending the presentation of the ‘Preparados’ project.

The president pointed out that it has been demonstrated that the agreement “was legal in the civil and criminal spheres.” “The message is that we do not submit to threats, to coercion from anyone, no matter how great the person is, in this case the president of Real Madrid, no matter how many influences he or she has. We will do what we believe is fair. and what is necessary for most clubs, and we will defend ourselves in court. I think it is very important for football,” he noted.

Regarding his words on several occasions saying that Florentino Pérez always wins and that is not the case now, he was ironic with the president that “he will invent some argument to say that he has won.” “For us, this case was very important because when an institution and its clubs are subjected to constant coercion and threats, in this case by the president of Real Madrid, not by the club, it is important that we remember that what was sought with that was to withdraw from the project,” he noted.

“If the member of ‘CVC’ in Spain, Javier de Jaime, was being threatened with a criminal complaint from the main club in Spain and the world, it is to scare him. Thank goodness he scared us and was with us in front, and We have to thank him for that,” said Tebas.