The sport in the United Kingdom is waiting for an agreement with the European Union to avoid harmful changes
It has been more than two years since June 23, 2016, when the British voted in favor of leaving the European Union, known as Brexit. Since then, the big question has been whether there will be a Brexit light or ferrous, that is, if the disconnection will be quiet and with beneficial agreements for both parties or if it will be abrupt and full of limitations. Meanwhile, March 29, 2019, the scheduled date for Brexit, is approaching and there is no agreement yet.
The possible scenarios began to come to light in all areas: education, mobility, science, health, employment, commerce and, of course, sport. Because of it's enormous economic and media power, the Premier League was the first to be analyzed in terms of sports.
A league that has obtained in just three seasons more than $ 7,000 million dollars for broadcasting rights, according to the newspaper El Mundo. The newspaper also affirms that there are several aspects in which the British soccer would be affected, between which they emphasize two mainly:
- The labor market: Despite their high salaries and profession, football players have to adjust to labor laws like any other citizen. The Brexit will have an impact on the recruitment of British players in the European Union because they would no longer have direct access to community seats, so they would have to comply with the requirements of any other foreigner.
On the other hand, community players who play in the United Kingdom would lose that benefit having to comply with British labor laws, processing residence permits and other restrictions in a country unfriendly to migration.
- Broadcast rights: This league that obtains billions of dollars in transmission rights would suffer an impact in this area if it does not have figures and talents among its ranks as it has done so far. The profitability of the television stations would be lower, therefore they would offer less. In addition to that, the country would be outside the rules of the community audiovisual media, which would surely create some misunderstandings.
She also adds that not only athletes and horses would be affected by the restrictions, but also the workers who make the sport work, because we must remember that sport is also an industry. McCallum mentions that throughout the United Kingdom only three border posts have the ability to inspect horses; In addition, if fees were added to horse breeding in Ireland, this discipline would be affected.
LatinAmerican Post | Luis Liborio
Translated from: 'Brexit: la Premier League es otra de sus víctimas'