Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has called for the Premier League to lower their pay-per-view price, given the current economic situation.
The Premier League are charging £14.95 per game for all non-televised games, which has not gone down well with fans across the country, many of whom are choosing to donate to local food charities rather than pay the price to watch their team.
In a statement on Newcastle’s official website, Ashley called on the Premier League to lower the cost to £4.95 until Christmas, with profit split between the Premier League and the football pyramid below the top flight.
Ashley also explained that when the proposal was put to a vote earlier this year, Newcastle did vote for the agreement, but only because there were no realistic or any viable alternatives put forward by the governing body.
Of all the strange things to happen in 2020, Mike Ashley being the football fans voice of reason might just top everything.