Spanish League chief Tebas seeks ban on PSG for links to beIN Sports

File photo of Spanish League Football President Javier Tebas speaks during an interview. (AFP)

Spain La Liga president Javier Tebas has renewed his demand to ban French club Paris Saint-Germain from playing in the European League because of their link to Qatari-owned channel beIN Sports.

He accused the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) of providing special treatment to Paris Saint-Germain because the French club’s sponsors owned the official network, which owns the broadcast rights of the Champions League and UEFA Cup.

Tebas has, previously, accused Paris Saint-Germain of “cheating economically” and urged UEFA to expel them from the Champions League if they are found to have infringed financial fair play (FFP) rules.

Tebas believes PSG’s close links with Qatar, whose investment vehicle Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), bought the club in 2011, make unfair competition, and mean sponsorship contracts -- for the most part signed with Qatari entities -- have been overvalued.

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