It was with great disappointment that football fans of Premier League Teams received the information that if they want to watch their team play in the Premier League and they are not one of Sky or BT Sport’s “Chosen games” they must pay a fee of £14.95 to purchase the game through Pay Per View via Sky or BT Box Office. Whilst it is appreciated that there is a cost involved in broadcasting these games it is felt that the charge of £14.95 being made to fans is very excessive during this very difficult period.
This issue has been raised verbally and in written form via various routes but it is felt that the most visible way to get our feelings noticed is to “Vote with our handsets” – ie Boycott the Pay Per View Games.
Hitting the broadcast companies and The Premier League “in the pocket where it hurts” may make them realise that football fans will not be taken for a ride.
Therefore, the Fans Groups associated with Leicester City are asking fans NOT to purchase the forthcoming game against Arsenal on Sunday and any future games whilst the fee for these games remains at the high price of £14.95.
It has been suggested by fans of clubs throughout the Premier League that as part of the boycott those fans who feel able could “do some good for others” by making a donation to a local charity of the pay per view fee or an amount of their choice. In the case of Leicester City supporters some suggestions as to where this donation could be made are:-
The Vichai Foundation https://www.justgiving.com/VSfoundation
Menphys Christmas list to provide disabled children in Leicestershire with a gift https://www.menphys.org.uk/themenphyschristmaslist
LOROS or Rainbows
If fans feel able to make any form of donation they should feel free to make this to any charity close to their own heart but should not feel obliged to do so – that is a matter of personal choice.
Foxes Trust, Union FS, LCFC Disabled Supporters Association, Foxes Pride.