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FSA issues statement on Premier League pay-per-view plan affecting Arsenal, Chelsea & Tottenham

The Football Supporter’s Association has urged BT Sport and Sky Sports to reconsider their pricing for Premier League pay-per-view matches.

On Friday, the Premier League announced that matches not selected for television coverage would be available on a pay-per-view basis via Sky Sports and BT Sport Box Office.

However, fans face a charge of £14.95 for each match and it’s understood that season ticket holders will not receive access to watch the matches for free.

That will come as a blow to fans of Arsenal,Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

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While the FSA is glad the #LetUsWatch campaign has resulted in fans being able to watch matches that continue to be held behind-closed-doors, the pricing remains an issue.

A statement read: “Today’s announcement shows that fan power works. At the start of this season the Premier League and its broadcasters had planned to leave match-going fans entirely locked out of their side’s matches; now thanks to the sustained pressure of our #LetUsWatch campaign all games will be available for fans.

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“Many Premier League clubs have already taken money from fans, particularly season ticket holders, for matches they can’t attend so we urge them to get refunds out to those supporters as soon as possible.

“We’ve also already heard from many supporters and FSA members who are concerned about the £15 per game being charged and we’d urge BT Sport and Sky Sports to reconsider their pricing for these games.”