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FSF response to Premier League shareholder meeting

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

As reported in recent weeks on the FSF website, the Premier League shareholder clubs met yesterday (Thursday 4th February).

Below is a statement from the FSF in response to the widely reported outcome of that meeting:

“We are incredibly disappointed to learn that a proposed cap on away ticket prices was voted down by the Premier League clubs yesterday in a secret ballot. Supporters will not let them off the hook.

“Football supporters are right to be angry about the Premier League clubs’ apparent reluctance to tackle the problem of ticket prices. Top-flight clubs have known since last year that they will be receiving a huge increase in their TV revenues. In the light of that windfall, Premier League clubs cannot justify maintaining high ticket prices, particularly for away fans.

“Despite clubs failing to agree a way forward yesterday, this issue will not go away and fans will continue to fight for fair ticket prices.

“We understand that the Premier League will be working with clubs over the coming weeks to find a way forward. That must result in meaningful action on away prices at the next shareholders’ meeting at the end of March. If clubs have the will to do this there must be a way.”

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