The Unfairness of It All

Real Madrid & Barcelona are turning the Champions League into an unfair competition and Uefa does nothing about it

Real Madrid, Barcelona - Champions League

Uli Hoeness, Bayern Munich chief has slammed the behaviour of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League draw, Hoeness barked: “For me this is ridiculous, it is unthinkable. We at Germany paid hundreds of millions of euros to Spain to get out of the s*** and then their clubs are exempted from paying their debt to pay for stars like Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi. This cannot be.”

Though, it’s a bit patronizing, Hoeness has a point: “Only Madrid owe more money than all the Bundesliga” he concluded.

His frustration is clear. Bundesliga clubs have to consider  a tough a licensing system, that is designed to channel money into investments that are good for football and society (As can be seen here in this wonderful insight into German football academies), while La Liga is a regulation Wild West, where clubs could act as companies without concern of any particular law.

In this no man’s land, only the fittest survive and flourish. This has led to the rise of two major super clubs – much stronger than any European rival. However, it’s not really fair, especially if the Germans pay for it.

UEFA, with its financial fair play, is not really “fixing” football, because you can’t just regulate expenditure, you have to regulate income as well.

How? Through salary caps, better licensing systems, forced collective TV right deals, forced sell of shares to fans, and fixed minimum and maximum prices on players.

In short, UEFA should take a look at our suggested Financial Fair Play. Real Financial Fair Play 1.0.


  1. احمد added these pithy words on March 15, 2012 | Permalink

    انا بحب لعيبت ريال المدريد

  2. HamzaMadrid added these pithy words on March 23, 2012 | Permalink

    realy i hope realmadrid take the cup of champion and i hope Ac milan kicked ass Barcelona

  3. Mirant added these pithy words on April 15, 2012 | Permalink

    SHUT UP!!

  4. Mirant added these pithy words on April 15, 2012 | Permalink

    these clubs have a more global influence than your moronic bundesliga clubs

  5. Yash added these pithy words on April 15, 2012 | Permalink

    This is because real Madrid had earned this money by their hardwork

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