Government demand every Premier League game is shown on TV until fans return to stadiums


The Premier League is back and everything is alright again.

It was an incredibly long 100 days without the greatest league in the world but Aston Villa and Sheffield United got ‘Project Restart’ back underway on Wednesday with an insipid 0-0 draw which included a hugely controversial goal-line technology error.

We wouldn’t want it any other way.

This weekend, fans can feast on as many as SEVEN Premier League matches, with four on Saturday and a further three on Sunday.

In fact, every single remaining Premier League game will be shown on TV whether that’s Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime or BBC. Beautiful.

And it’s something that football fans can start getting used to.

That’s because, according to a report in the Daily Mail, the government have demanded that EVERY Premier League match next season should be televised until fans are allowed back in the stadium.

Now that’s something we could get used to.


While supporters will love the fact they never have to miss a Premier League game again, broadcasters may not share the same enthusiasm.

They believe their contracts - worth £5 billion - would be devalued if they had to show every single match.

Both Sky Sports and BT reluctantly agreed to show every game for the remainder of this season as a one-off, with Sky even pledging to show 25 of their 65 matches for free.


But if the government demands they continue showing every match, they will no doubt demand further rebates from Premier League clubs.

Earlier this week, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden suggested the government hopes fans will be allowed to attend Premier League games in September when the 2020/21 campaign is set to begin.

Of course, it would only initially be a very reduced capacity and there would be plenty of fans left having to watch their favourite team from the comfort of their armchair. 

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