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that the Pre­mier League will with the share £1bn of its TV deal is wel­come, but rest of English foot­ball pop­pers just yet. let’s not un­leash the party dona­tions are actu-The vast ma­jor­ity of their pay­ments, which is ally spent on parachute dressed up as char­ity. es­sen­tially self-in­ter­est of £284.8m in Of a to­tal ‘ex­ter­nal dis­tri­bu­tion’ for or 60 per cent) ac­counted 2014, some £168.7m ( is quite enough. parachute pay­ments. That fig­ure and pump the If they were to freeze that grass-roots fa­cili-ex­cess into sol­i­dar­ity pay­ments, we should ap­plaud ties and sub­sidised tick­ets, reser­va­tion. Should their gen­eros­ity with­out pay­ments as a they sim­ply raise parachute TV deal, the per­cent­age of the in­creased that whole cha­rade is PR non­sense will serve only to deepen ex­ist­ing in­equal­ity.

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