The RFEF hope to pardon players who picked up suspensions on the final day of last season, though the new law may not be passed in time.
Six players who were due to miss the opening round of LaLiga fixtures this weekend through suspension will be pardoned by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), provided the Higher Sports Council (CSD) approves the move.
The RFEF had proposed a new law whereby players who received a fifth yellow card on the final day of a given season will not then be suspended for the first match of the following campaign.
President Luis Rubiales is hopeful the six individuals set to be sidelined will be free to play for their respective clubs.
A statement from the RFEF read: “We want to inform you that, given the information that appears [in the media] in this regard, we have consulted the Higher Sports Council (CSD) on the feasibility and legality of the RFEF president adopting a pardon measure for those players who at the beginning of this season are required to comply with the sanction of a game without playing for the accumulation of five yellow cards in the previous season.
COMUNICADO OFICIAL | @LuisRubiales adoptará una medida de indulto para los jugadores sancionados por cinco amarillas si el CSD avala su viabilidad y legalidad.
— RFEF (@rfef) August 15, 2019
Despite the RFEF confirming their plans on Thursday, there remains a degree of uncertainty about whether the CSD will agree to alteration in time for the start of the 2019-20 season, which begins on Friday.
Should the law not be passed in time, Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jose Luis Gaya, Dani Parejo (both Valencia), Nemanja Maksimovic (Getafe), Diego Llorente and Aritz Elustondo (both Real Sociedad) will miss their teams’ fixtures.