The Santander League Valencia, Seville, Osasuna , Leganés, Alavés, Levante, Granada and Mallorca, affected
S and no one solves it, during the first three days of the League, a minimum of eight Primera teams will have to change their equipment and hide sponsorships related to bookmakers . The most affected are Leganés Valencia Sevilla Osasuna Levante Alavés ] Granada and Mallorca although many more will have to hide minor sponsorships in the back, pants or arms.
The Ministry of Consumption, in article 37 of the Royal Decree of the State of Alarm, is clear: it prohibits this advertising, which can only be carried out in the time slot from 1 to 5 am. However, some clubs already interpret that this rule does not directly affect the equipment, the main sponsor, but everything that surrounds them. It is only to be seen that many are already training in their usual uniforms, with the advertising of bookmakers, without having had major problems. This interpretation of the norm is what they are trying to impose, with the consensus of the Ministry of Consumption, at the beginning of the league.
This article 37 of Royal Decree, however, leaves out all the League parties until June 21 the end of the Alarma state since the Government confirmed that it would not ask for more. That is: the first three days.
We say if nobody solves it because LaLiga is trying to get this problem fixed and has the support of its partners in al Pact of Viana for it. So that the competition can resume normally, but this matter depends entirely on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, not on the CSD (being their holders, in addition, from different political parties: PSOE and Izquierda Unida ), that is why it is so clear that it can be achieved. In fact, some clubs are still not entirely clear how they will end up playing. "It is being consulted … but no news" some sources consulted explain.
It is not just T-shirts (wherever the advertising is, it does not only affect the chest, but to all the equipment), neither the television U nor the static fences of the field, the rear ones that are put during the post-match interviews with the players … nothing .
In fact , in the interviews that have been done so far, organized by LaLiga, the rear have had to be adapted for the occasion . Hiding this type of sponsorship, which is not allowed.
Clubs do not understand that, right now, in almost all of Spain, you can enter any time in a in-house bookmaker while professional football has to do without one of its most important sources of income. In fact, many are still not clear about the interpretation that is going to be able to be made of the norm and they hope that, at least with regard to the kits, they will raise their hands a little and allow them to start now with their usual uniform.
When the state of alarm ends this rule will disappear and the eight days that will remain can be played normally, although the clubs understand that, right now, you can listen to radio advertisements from the official State Lotteries but they have to resume the competition without the support of their main sponsors.
In fact, most clubs trust that, after the effort that has been made by In all the institutions involved in the return of professional sports, the Minister Alberto Garzón allows these measures to be more comprehensive, at least these three weeks, with the reality of the clubs.
In any case, the perspectives are optimistic: Sources from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs have explained to MARCA that "the Government approved in March the prohibition of gambling advertising to protect the most vulnerable population during confinement , a period in which overexposure to these ads threatened to generate a public health problem. To the extent that the risk decreases and always taking into account the maximum criteria of public health, the necessary measures will be taken to advance towards the new normality. "