LONDON: West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic has criticised the Premier League’s decision to charge fans extra to watch matches via pay-per-view platforms.
Domestic broadcasters have been airing Premier League games since the June restart as a temporary measure with fans still barred from stadiums due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, matches not already selected for broadcast in October, including West Brom’s 0-0 draw against Burnley on Monday, are being priced at £14.95 per game.
“Football should not be free, but affordable,” Bilic told reporters. “Football is the sport for masses, a working-class sport, and it should be affordable to everybody.”