The Liverpool fans who walked out of Anfield on Saturday in protest at proposed ticket price increases reflect the wider discontent of football supporters across the country, who see clubs making millions from TV revenues while they pay more at the gate season after season.
In an ideal world, the extra millions coming into the game from next year’s TV deal should be good news for the whole of our game but in reality, talk of trickle-down, extra cash for the grassroots and the strengthening of our national game is the same spin that the Premier League has put on every TV deal since it was formed, 1992.
The reality is that the 20 clubs in the Premier League gorge themselves at the table heavily laden with TV cash paid for by supporters’ subscriptions while fans are asked to pay more, often much more, to watch the game they love.
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