One of the worst parts of football is travelling miles across the country to see your team get stuffed.
Well imagine travelling 5,700 to watch your team lose.
That horrible nightmare could be a savage reality with Spanish football authorities making plans to play competitive games, featuring Barcelona and Real Madrid, abroad, according to Financial Times.
The move would net ‘greater revenues from international audiences’ which, in essence, means the clubs would make more money.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said: “La Liga is global entertainment and we want to grow the international appeal of La Liga.
“As part of that effort we are discussing the option of playing some of the league matches outside of Spain.
“These discussions are still in early stages, but as La Liga, we support the idea.”
So what would these discussions mean for Madrid and Barcelona’s fans?
We can only work in the hypothetical, as there haven’t been any official announcements, but let’s take Madrid to Beijing as an example.
That would be a 5,727 mile trip for Madrid’s fans. Then another 5,727 miles on the way back. Not ideal if you’ve lost.
Los Angeles to Barcelona? A 11,990 mile round trip. Imagine conceding a 90th minute equaliser in that fixture.
A similar idea was floated for the Premier League but never got off the ground.
After all, who wants to travel 10,000 miles across the world to watch Mark Noble kick lumps out of Darren Fletcher.
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