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Watch: La Liga Fans Stage Remarkable Funeral Protest Over Monday Night Football

Watch: La Liga Fans Stage Remarkable Funeral Protest Over Monday Night Football

Football games on Monday nights is an increasingly common occurrence across European leagues as television companies look to maximise their advertising opportunities. In Spain, this is a move fans are deeply unhappy with.

Tonight's La Liga clash of Alavés and Levante kicked off at 9pm local time. Games are often scheduled for late at night or early in the morning so they do not clash and thus maximise TV audiences. Yet attending fans are frustrated at how this impacts them and tonight, Alavés fans made their feelings clear.

For the first five minutes, the home stand was left empty while Alavés waited outside. When they did enter, they were dressed in all black and carried banners which read 'RIP football.'

 

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This is not the first protest of this kind, although fans did escalate the situation by carrying around a mock coffin.

Alaves last protest carried the message ‘turn off the TV, save football’ and it is clear their discontent at the situation has not diminished.

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Maurice Brosnan

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