Sky Sports have today announced that they will not compete with BT Sport in an attempt to retain the rights to Spanish league football, in the sports network’s final attempt to rid themselves of Guillem Balague.
Fans and journalists alike were surprised to hear the new this afternoon that the BSkyB owned company had relinquished the rights to the highly popular league, but a spokesperson explained the decision just minutes ago.
“La Liga football is phenomenal, no one is disputing that,” said the spokesperson. “But due to the agreement we signed with the league a decade ago, Balague’s contract would automatically renew each time we renewed the rights. For the sake of Britain’s public, we can’t in all good conscience have him back at the station.”
The spokesperson added that with the benefit of hindsight, Sky Sports would never have agreed to the original deal if they’d known how vivid his imagination was.
“He seemed an expert at first, but we soon figured out that it was just that he sounds super Spanish, hopefully we never see him again after this,” he added.
Question marks had been raised over Sky Sports’ continued coverage after Balague had tweeted that a renewal was “as good as done” last week.
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