The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) will be leading a demonstration of football fans at the next meeting of the Premier League’s shareholders – due to be held in central London towards the end of March.
Following the announcement of the new Premier League TV deal, in excess of £5bn, supporters continue to put pressure on the 20 shareholder clubs to make sure fans benefit from this huge windfall, not just players, agents and owners.
In August 2014, FSF led a wide range of fans and supporter groups to march on the Premier League’s headquarters in centrel London under the “Affordable football for all” banner. This time however, it will be the 20 shareholder clubs who will be the focus of protests.
Writing to all Premier League clubs recently, FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “Supporters are much more to clubs than just a source of revenue. The passion, enthusiasm and loyalty demonstrated by fans getting behind their team is vital to the atmosphere at games – a crucial component of the spectacle for which the broadcasters have once again paid so handsomely.
“The commitment and contribution of fans to the professional game needs to be valued and rewarded, not just exploited.”
Fans will be demanding clubs drop ticket prices for home fans, commit to the FSF’s Twenty’s Plenty away ticket price cap and redistribute more wealth to support lower-league and grassroots football.
The date for the meeting has yet to be confirmed, meanwhile fans can sign our #ShareTVwealth petition here.