Justice suspends soccer TV rights deal in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian justice accepted the requests for precautionary measures presented by politician and former soccer player Abdalá Bucaram Pulley and ordered the suspension of the contract between the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF in Spanish) and GolTV for the TV rights of the local tournament.
This was reported by Bucaram through a statement posted on his Twitter account. The former player said he received a notification from a constitutional judge of the Court of Justice and added an image of the document.
The TV rights deal was signed in January 2017 for a period of 10 years and become effective in 2018. According to Bucaram, the FEF “hand picked” GolTV, the company owned by the Uruguayan entrepreneur Francisco Casal. According to the former presidential candidate, the hiring process was not legal because GolTV’s offer was made after the deadline.