Noel Whelan has labelled the Premier League’s decision to put some games including those of his former club Leeds United behind a paywall as a “disgrace”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the boyhood Whites fan believes the Premier League should be “helping” Leeds fans rather than charging them more money.
The Premier League announced last week that the five fixtures not picked for broadcast per round will be available to watch for £14.95 a game on BT Sport box office and Sky Sports box office.
Leeds’ first game on the new service will be next Friday when they travel to Aston Villa which will be available to watch on BT Sport box office.
Asked by Football Insider whether he thought the Premier League were making a mistake, Whelan said: “I think so, yes.
“When you look at the times we’re living in, there’s many people losing their jobs and the last thing they need is more money taken from their bank account.