David Aganzo claims the same health guarantees for Second B and Third players as those established by the LaLiga protocol for First and Second for the return to competition. The president of the Association of Professional Soccer Players (AFE), under suspicion in recent days for an alleged bribery crime, remarked this Wednesday in a videoconference that the union request “the same criteria with the health protocol that exists in professional football” since even if they are different competitions, “the ministerial order is clear” and “health conditions as with any worker” must be ensured. Especially in categories that, according to the incident, “are much more vulnerable.” “With the subject of the tests they will be done with a specialist, a doctor, and the tests will be done and then the competent authority will be informed,” he stressed.
The president of the AFE stressed that the desire of the footballers is to play, as long as the proper sanitary conditions exist. To achieve this objective, the union has sent a letter to the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) requesting a medical meeting to unify criteria. Every move must be clear. We do not put sticks on the wheels, “claimed Aganzo.
The union leader showed again the rejection of the group to the concentrations contemplated by LaLiga to minimize risks and prevent possible coronavirus positives from bursting the plan drawn up to resume and complete the season that was paralyzed in March. “The players want to train but they are not outsiders and they also have families. They are the first to ensure health and want to ensure it. They already made it very clear that after such a long confinement, the concentrations were not the best, “recalled Aganzo, who insisted on the” unconstitutional “nature of a measure that, in their opinion,” could harm the rights of athletes. ” “Our position is clear on this issue. Forty-something concentrated days, no. AFE has spoken clearly. We do not want those concentrations, “he added.
The AFE will hold a meeting this week with the employers of the First and Second clubs in which it will try to smooth the return of Spanish football. LaLiga’s wish is to play again on June 12, date for which the teams would have been training for five weeks, although for this they will need a green light from the Government.
“When we have the LaLiga proposal, we will value it and it will be the players who decide,” said Aganzo, facing a return in which not only possible infections are worrying, but also injuries that could increase significantly due to the long period of confinement and the pace. hectic of games necessary to sign the campaign before the end of July, as UEFA reserves August for the Champions League and Europa League. «You have to do things well. They cannot be injured. In Germany we have already seen what has happened ”, he pointed out in reference to the eight mishaps suffered by soccer players last weekend in the Bundesliga return.
Aganzo also referred to the accusations made against him by an AFE worker about alleged irregularities in his management to obtain tax information from Futbolistas ON, the other players union. “I have been accused, and the association, of criminal acts that are false. Justice says there is no indication of anything. I am not investigated or prosecuted for anything, “stressed the leader, who stressed his will to stay in office. “Of course I will not resign”, has emphasized Aganzo, who has once again alluded to the existence of a black hand behind these movements: “Everyone knows what is in the struggles between employers and unions … You know what there is.”
Regarding attempts to dislodge him, when Fernando Morientes, a former Real Madrid, Zaragoza or Monaco soccer player has already expressed his will to run for the AFE presidency and four members of the union’s Board of Directors -Jesús Barbadilla, Xavi Oliva, Sergio Piña and Amando Lozano- have announced their intention to present A motion of censure, Aganzo was not concerned. «In August they already tried it. Footballers are not stupid. They know that there are many personal interests, “said the leader, who demanded” a free, democratic and loyal fight. “