The game of football was always one day going to start eating itself, and that moment has finally arrived with fans finally losing their patience with the way they are being treated.
Interestingly, the news that Premier League games were to become pay-per-view for £14.95 a pop has been knocked down the pecking order by Project Big Picture, and then the European Premier League. The conspiracy theorists among us may well suggest that was the plan all along, with three big breaking news stories coming in quick succession.
Whether that was planned or not is irrelevant, football fans across the country have come together in the condemnation of the decision to put games behind a pay wall during a worldwide pandemic.
It has been said so many times before, but there are so many issues with the way fans have to cough up to several different providers just to watch Premier League football. If you want to watch Championship football, you subscribe to Sky Sports, if you want to watch MotoGP, you subscribe to BT Sport, for F1, you subscribe to Sky Sports. So why do fans that want to watch the Premier League have to subscribe to a multitude of different platforms? How is that fair?
Season Ticket purchased
Sky Sports subscription paid for
BT Sport subscription paid for
Amazon Prime subscription paid for
Now fans are being asked to shell out £14.95 for individual games on top of these costs to follow our team and the game many are slowly but surely starting to fall out of love with.
Do not get us wrong here, we are certainly not preaching to fans on how they should spend their money. Far from it, it is up to each individual whether they choose to spend their hard earned cash watching their team, the ONLY way you can watch your team play at the moment.
The game against Fulham at the weekend, and Friday’s match against Wolves are both PPV, with more to follow. Two games in a row just takes the biscuit.
We will not be paying for it and we have taken the stance not to promote any games involving Palace that sit behind a pay wall.
Instead, we continue our chats with opposition fans along with continuing our post match review. There will be no match day build on our social channels for such games other than encouraging fans to do what we will be doing.
Follow the lead by the Holmesdale Fanatics, DONATE to the NORWOOD FOODBANK by texting ‘DINNER £5’ to 70085, just as we will be doing for every Palace game that is pay-per-view.
Join us by donating and sharing the message far and wide. Any donations made will go a long way to helping those that are struggling during these testing times that we are all experiencing right now.
Up the Palace!
ABOUT THE NORWOOD FOODBANK
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