Report: Premier League set to scrap controversial decision after fans voice discontent

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Dom Le Roy

BBC Sport are reporting that the Premier League is likely to scrap the controversial pay-per-view scheme for live matches after the conclusion of the international break.

The decision to price matches not selected for broadcast at £14.95 per game has led to outrage among some fans.

Some have even decided to boycott pay-per-view games and donate to charity instead, with over £300,000 being raised in the process.

There have been calls from the likes of Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley and former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville for the scheme to be scrapped.

The BBC revealed that the topic was discussed in the shareholders’ meeting on Thursday and the scheme is now expected to be dropped. However, there has been no confirmation of the changes as of yet, with discussions still said to be on-going.

The report reveals that whatever the decision is, it will come into effect from 21 November and will last for the rest of the year.

A solution similar to the one reached back in September, where all the games were shown live by the Premier League’s broadcast partners, is said to be the most likely outcome.

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