Fans react to the news El Clasico won't be shown in the UK

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Even for Premier League fans, El Clasico is always one of the first games to look out for when the fixtures are revealed.

It doesn't get much better than watching Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, and many would have it that it's the absolute peak of the European football calendar.

After all, it's not every week the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, and Gareth Bale are in the same place.


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The first El Clasico of the season will take place on December 3rd, but any British fans looking forward to it shouldn't get their hopes up too much.

La Liga have confirmed that the game will kick off at 3.15pm, so it can't actually be broadcasted in the UK, as reported by the Daily Mail.

A long-standing rule has prevented football from being shown between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday afternoons, so even though the match doesn't involve any British teams, fans in the UK will have to make do with watching the highlights later on in the evening.

Unsurprisingly, people are not happy. Over 100 countries will be able to catch the game, but this is not one of them.

Fans are furious 

The rule was made with the best intentions, as it was meant to encourage supporters to go out and attend matches on Saturday afternoons instead of staying on the sofa. You'd have thought this might be an exception, but apparently not.

Cue the meltdown on Twitter as fans realised they were being excluded from what will probably be one of the games of the season.

Should an exception have been made so fans can watch El Classico? Have your say in the comments. 

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