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Fans’ group lodges complaint against Spanish rights model

FASFE, a network of football supporters’ clubs, has submitted a complaint to the European Union over the distribution of rights income in Spanish football.

FASFE said in its complaint that it demanded “a more balanced and sustainable” model.

The current model allows clubs in the top-tier Liga to negotiate their own rights deals, but the league is currently attempting to finalise a deal to centralise media rights and close the income gap between the country’s two largest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the rest.

The supporters’ group described the media-rights distribution model in Spanish football as “unjust, unequal and anticompetitive.”

FASFE originally agreed to submit the complaint on October 11.