World News – US – Newcastle fans donate £ 20,000 to charity to pay to watch Man Utd loss


Fans have been asked to pay an additional £ 1495 to watch select Premier League games this weekend, including Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle

Fans have been snubbed by paying an additional £ 1495 to watch their team’s game live against Manchester United and instead put their money into a ‘Charity Not PPV’ campaign to help Newcastle food banks

West End Food Bank organizer John McCorry said: “We appreciate the generosity of Newcastle fans so much We have received donations from London, Spain and America, so it’s not just locally that interest has gathered

Bill Corcoran of the NUFC Fans Food Bank said: «  Someone just suggested the idea on Twitter and we were like, ‘This is great, let’s do it’

– Whoever recommended pay-per-view, misrepresented it If you’re a subscriber and already paying for games on TV, is it the metaphorical straw that broke the camel’s back? ???

It was a backlash against the controversial TV plan that kicked off last weekend, with Sky and BT Sport refusing to publicly reveal their audience figures

Sky said it would be « commercially sensitive » to release the numbers while BT also declined to reveal their catches for games broadcast on their pay-per-view channels with Chelsea v Southampton, Sheffield United v Fulham and Leicester v Aston Villa among those available

Clubs have been told by the Premier League that TV companies are fixing the price while BT Sport executives have said it is the league, but the extra cost has dropped sharply

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It is believed that many clubs are concerned that the number of viewers could reach tens of thousands for some games, as pay-per-view has been such a stop

Newcastle fans are waiting to see if their season tickets will be refunded for matches they can’t attend, while many other clubs have offered season ticket holders free access to pay-per-view games, which would have increased the audience figures

But several clubs fear the figures are « embarrassing » and will turn badly with a review probably after the October meetings

Meanwhile, TV companies fear a backlash as they are caught in the crossfire, especially at a time when viewers are losing their jobs and trying to cut costs

BT Sport got the pick of the weekend matches with the Merseyside derby and Everton v Liverpool got a peak of 17m

Sky got 13m on their main channel for Manchester City v Arsenal while Soccer Saturday got just under 1m on both of their channels for the popular Jeff Stelling show

Tottenham v West Ham peaked at 18m on Sky Sports Main Event while Crystal Palace v Brighton didn’t even get a million on the same channel, peaking at 995,000

Match of the Day was BBC1’s third most-watched show on Saturday with 39 million viewers while Strictly Come Dancing blew everything away with 89m The match of day 2 drew 3 million viewers on Sunday night

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World news – USA – Newcastle fans take part £ 20,000 donation to charity in support of paying to watch Man Utd defeat



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