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Fans Left Pretty Disappointed as Sky Sports Announce New Five-Year Premiership Deal

Fans Left Pretty Disappointed as Sky Sports Announce New Five-Year Premiership Deal

Sky Sports have announced a new five-year deal to show Scottish Premiership matches from 2020 – and it’s fair to say football fans all over the country are pretty disappointed.

The satellite broadcaster has been sharing the rights with BT Sports for the last few seasons, but an announcement via their website earlier this evening broke the new that they’ve struck a deal to become ‘the only place’ you’ll be able to view top-flight Scottish matches from the end of next season onward.

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Sky’s coverage has been criticised for a variety of different reasons, including ending programmes without post-match interviews, as well as repeatedly featuring a club’s name alongside the incorrect crest.

The general apathy towards Scottish football from Sky’s hierarchy has been in stark contrast to the alternative coverage provided by BT, who have introduced extended preview shows, as well as a variety of different pundits.

Judging by the reaction on social media, Sky’s new deal isn’t exactly the news fans were waiting for:

 

 

What do you think of the news? Is Sky really that bad?

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