North East UK news Newcastle United fans make their pay-per-view stance clear MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Newcastle United's hosting of Manchester United is a pay-per-view clash and fans are united in their stance regarding the practice
Breaking News ! Newcastle United and Manchester United fans are unable to attend tonight's clash at St. James' Park and, to make matters worse, they face an increased price. During the international break, the Premier League announced their pay-per-view plans for any match not originally selected for TV coverage. While this means that fans locked out of the matches can ensure they don't miss a match, they will have to pay a price of £14.95 for the privilege. Following a week where the controversial Project Big Picture plans emerged, before being rejected in midweek, it is further evidence of England's top-tier being out of touch with the supporters which are the lifeblood of the game.
. That campaign has spread like wildfire, once again showing the power of football fans, and the anti-PPV stance among the fans is clear. Many took to social media on Saturday in the hours before kick-off to urge all supporters to boycott the match in a protest against the Premier League's PPV plans. For those boycotting pay-per-view, there are still a few legal ways to follow the match from the first whistle to the last - including the Chronicle's live blog. TalkSport will be the radio station to tune into this evening, going live from 7:30 this evening for exclusive coverage of the Premier League tie. Highlights can then be caught on the BBC's Match of the Day this evening, with Gary Lineker presenting the latest highlights from 10:25.
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