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Former Irons boss slams ‘Pay Per View’

Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has warned fans could be priced out of football after West Brom’s pay-per-view game against Burnley ended goalless.

Supporters who wanted to watch the Baggies match had to pay £14.95 after the pay-per-view model was brought in for games not picked for regular TV coverage and Slav isn’t happy about the situation.

The fixture, which kicked off at 5:30 pm, ended in the first goalless draw of the Premier League season.

“Football is not polo or golf,” said Bilic.

It’s not my money; it’s their money. Football should not be free, but affordable.

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“Football is the sport for masses, a working-class sport, and it should be affordable to everybody.”

West Ham’s October games against Spurs on Sunday was a Sky Sports pick and games against Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime and Liverpool on Halloween are also TV choices.

The Hammers face Fulham, Sheffield United and Aston Villa in November and while TV selections for those weeks are yet to revealed it would be surprising if one or more of those games are not pay per view, in fact all three could be!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Former Irons boss slams ‘Pay Per View’

  1. Completely agree with Slav that the Sport should be affordable, at a time when many in the Country are struggling either financially or otherwise, fans can’t get into stadiums to watch the games, the greedy PL decides to put a ridiculously high price on watching their teams… these idiots that decided this should be forced to live life on the breadline for a few months to get a dose of humility.

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