‘We have no other choice’: Las Palmas reveal La Liga REJECTED their plea to have Huesca clash postponed as huge wildfires continue to spread through Gran Canaria with 2,000 evacuated
- La Liga have rejected Las Palmas’ pleas to postpone Sunday’s clash with Huesca
- Huge wildfires are currently raging through the Spanish island in Gran Canaria
- Over 2,000 of the island’s residents have been evacuated over safety concerns
La Liga have rejected Las Palmas’ pleas to postpone Sunday’s encounter with Huesca despite huge wildfires raging through Gran Canaria.
Thousands have fled the Spanish island as firefighters continue to tackle the deadly blaze day and night.
Las Palmas, who play Spanish football’s second-tier, revealed earlier on Sunday that their league game with Huesca will be going ahead despite their efforts to get the encounter called off.
Huge wildfires are raging through the mountains in the Gran Canaria on Sunday
A firefighting helicopter flies over a forest fire in the village of Valleseco, Gran Canaria
La Liga rejected Las Palmas’ pleas to postpone Sunday evening’s clash with Huesca
Las Palmas president Miguel Ramirez criticised the decision as he wanted the game to be stopped out of respect for the island’s citizens.
He said: ‘Our heritage is burning, it’s a complicated week with many people affected. It’s a black day and the game goes to the background.’
Ramirez then went on to insist that the club had no say in the matter.
‘The logical thing was to suspend it, but a few moments ago La Liga told us it will be played. We have no other choice.
Several firefighters look at a forest fire broke up in the village of Valleseco on Saturday
Over 2,000 of the Spanish island’s residents have been evacuated over safety concerns
Las Palmas and Huesca players will wear t-shirts that support the firefighters tackling the blaze
‘It is a very special situation for all Grancanarians, this hurts us a lot morally and sentimentally. We do not know the arguments that La Liga gives us to play the game. I imagine I will find out soon.
‘But we will comply with the decision taken, what I have to do now is be close to the people who need help. I have no doubt that Huesca had no problem in postponing the game.’
Both Las Palmas and the Huesca players will wear t-shirts that have the logo ‘Fuerza Gran Canaria’ in support of the firefighters tackling the wildfires in the game’s warm-up.