Some Premier League fans are greatly affected by €14.95 broadcasting charges after the “interim solution” that is made by clubs of premier League to easily watch and stream their teams.
“It is going to drive people towards piracy,” said Kieran Maguire.
Football price author, addressing live to Radio 5 BBC, stated the scheme price of Premier League as a “public relations disaster”. He adds: “It discriminates against the clubs that don’t tend to be on Sky Sports or BT that often.”
Due to the pandemic of coronavirus since March, football was stopped and this became a challenge to the fans to attend games of Premier League.
The season of top-flight 2019-2020 finally resumed in June and 92 marches that had remained were broadcasted live through broadcast partners of the Premier League. This has been the issue this term so far.
There has been criticism from some spectators concerning the Premier League price charges. For instance, it costs £10 for each game in English Premier League clubs, making payments to BT and Sky sports subscription fees and others pay for seasonal tickets at clubs but are not allowed to enter the stadiums.
“The Premier League’s argument, which is EFL clubs are charging £10 so we should be charging more because we have more cameras, is also flawed,” said Maguire.
“The cameras were already going to be there because the matches would have been shown on Match of the Day anyway, so the set-up costs would be minimal.”
On Friday, top-flight clubs and Leicester City voted 19-1 concerning the pay-per-view plan price scheme. Leicester City was against it but as they say, the majority wins. Maguire speaks it “goes against the grain” advice of the government.
“Families and friends are going to gather together, which completely goes against what we are trying to achieve by discouraging people from going into other people’s houses,” he added.
“If they got the pricing right it might have been fine, but nobody actually knows what is happening with the money.
“Is it going into a central pot? Is it being used to bail out lower league clubs? Or is it going to be kept by the individual clubs who are playing these particular matches?
“It all seems to be a bit ill-thought through.”