Premier League clubs face repaying their share of £762m broadcast pot if coronavirus derails season – The Sun

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs would be hit with a £762million bill if the season cannot finish, according to reports.

The 20 teams share a bumper £3.1bn TV revenue pot as broadcasters like Sky Sports and BT Sport pay a fortune for rights.

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But The Athletic claims supremos have been told that a large portion of that money would have to be given back if coronavirus cancels the remaining fixtures.

Footie chiefs are determined to complete the schedule and are working on contingency plans.

One of those is to play behind closed doors to prevent the spread of disease among fans.

And there are fears that supporters could be shut out of games into NEXT SEASON.

A joint statement released yesterday confirmed the season at all levels is suspended until April 30 — and that the normal cut-off point of June 1 no longer applies.

The statement read: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season  as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

“The FA’s rules and regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than June 1’.

“However, our board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019-20 season in relation to professional football.

“Additionally, we’ve agreed the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30.”



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