With fans still not permitted to attend games, all fixtures have been made available to watch live in the UK.
But the five matches per round not initially selected as part of broadcast packages have been made available via Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office for close to $20 a match — a price that has prompted strong reactions from those connected to the game.
“What can I say about it? I think football should not be free, but affordable,” said West Brom manager Slaven Bilic after his side’s 0-0 draw against Burnley, the first goalless draw of the Premier League season and a game that was available via PPV.
“I always used to say that football is not polo, football is not golf. Football is sport for masses. It’s a working-class sport and it should be affordable to everybody.”
When the Premier League resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic last season, all games were available to watch on Sky, BT, BBC and Amazon Prime.
Sky made 25 games available free-to-air after the restart, while matches on Prime were also shown free.
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Tue Oct 20 , 2020