Premier league news Arsenal fans boycotted Leicester City clash to raise £35,000 for charity Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - The boycott over PPV matches has seen Arsenal raise a huge amount of money for a local charity
Breaking News ! Arsenal fans have raised £35,000 in the past five days as part by boycotting the pay-per-view match between Leicester. The Arsenal Supporters' Trust were behind the idea which has seen 2,300 fans donate to the north London charity Islington Giving instead of paying £14.95 for the game broadcast on Sunday night. Islington Giving work through partner organisations to support young people develop skills, to connect isolated older people with each other and help families survive and thrive in one of the most unequal boroughs in London. “We are delighted that so much has been raised for Islington Giving," an Arsenal Supporters' Trust spokesman told football.london . "Our campaign was designed to give supporters an alternative to paying an exorbitant Pay Per View Charge. Their generosity shows how much Arsenal fans care about the community in which their club is based. "It is now time for the Premier League and Arsenal to end this charge of £14.95 which could apply twice more to Arsenal fans in November. "The AST would support a more reasonable charging arrangement that recognises that many supporters are already paying towards existing broadcast subscriptions, club memberships and holding payments for season tickets." Sign up to our Arsenal newsletter for Gunners updates By signing up for our Arsenal newsletter, you will receive a once-daily email, focused around goings-on at Emirates Stadium. You won't miss a thing when it comes to the Gunners - you'll get all you need to know directly into your inbox. We'll also send out special newsletters with any big breaking news too.
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Reports in the past few days have claimed that both Sky Sports and BT Sport now want to axe the pay-per-view experiment which has seen thousands of supporters boycott games. A Sky source told the Mirror that PPV games were runing both theirs and BT's reputations. They said: "Sky is not happy to be involved in showing the pay-per-view games. We never thought it was a good idea and nothing's changed since it started. "It is damaging the reputation of Sky Sports to be linked to this scheme – and that feeling is shared at BT. Everyone here would prefer for it to stop." Newcastle fans chose to donate to a local food bank instead of paying for to watch their game against Manchester United, while Leeds and Liverpool fans have also backed the show of support for local charities.
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