The LFP suspends the start of the Liga Adelante
The Professional Football League has issued a writ to Court Number 7 of Madrid's Mercantile Court and have suspended the start of the competition.
Spain’s Professional Football League (LFP) issued a statement on Thursday concerning the decision by Court Number 7 of Madrid's Mercantile Court which ordered the immediate inscription of Real Murcia CF to Spain’s second division, the Liga Adelante. The LFP also responded to the communiqué released by the Spanish Sport Ministry’s Administrative Court (TAD) at midday today which rejected for a second time, Murcia’s petition for an injunction on the LFP’s decision to relegate the team to the Segunda División B (Third Division) for failing to meet financial requisites.
The LFP released the following statement:
1st. The Clubs and PLCs of the Liga Adelante have been sent a report regarding the consequences of such order. In said document, the LFP expresses its answers to the decisions taken by any Judicial Body, and informs of the presentation of a statement of opposition before the Mercantile Court no 7 of Madrid against the order handed down by the same court.
Given the urgency and speed being applied in the process by said court, this association is confident that over the next ten days they will be convened to the mandatory hearing, as is stated by the Law of Civil Procedure relating to such.
2nd. The LFP Executive Committee has been summoned for Monday 18 August at 10:30 to analyse the order which requires the registration of Real Murcia, and to study the resolution of the Sporting Administrative Court (TAD), which has today dismissed the preventative suspension requested by Real Murcia with regards to the disciplinary action, which sanctioned them with relegation and a fine.
3rd. Also, on Monday 18 August at 12:00, the board of the Second Division has been called to analyse the necessary agreements that have been adopted by the Executive Committee once the order has been studied, the opposition of the LFP itself and the TAD's resolution.
4th.- In the case of having to define a new Liga Adelante calendar, it must also be agreed with the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE), conforming to the Collective Agreement that was recently signed.
5th. In the case of modifying the number of sides participating in the Liga Adelante, said modification must be in accordance with the RFEF, conforming to the established Statutes of the Royal Federation.
6th. As such, with the arguments expressed and the timelines to which we are obliged to comply, the decision to suspend the start of the National Championship Second Division - Liga Adelante - has been taken, and in accordance with the established Statutes and Federative Rules, the RFEF has been informed.