Chair­man’s pub warn­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Peter­bor­ough United chair­man Dar­ragh MacAn­thony has warned Peter­bor­ough pubs not to show streams of home Posh matches on big screens.

Mr MacAn­thony made the warn­ing on Twit­ter after The Plough­man pub in Wer­ring­ton showed the Peter­bor­ough United v Northamp­ton Town match on Easter Mon­day, which kicked off at The Abax Sta­dium at 3pm.

The match had not been se­lected for live broad­cast by any Bri­tish broad­cast­ers but was shown on a for­eign in­ter­net stream.

Mr MacAn­thony said pubs show­ing matches like this could have an im­pact on the club’s at­ten­dance and busi­ness.

He said on Twit­ter: “We have gone to po­lice lo­cally made com­plaints and to @ EFL but these d ******* s who own this pub keep do­ing it. I will sue them next if they con­tinue.”

He added: “They are break­ing the law, try­ing to take busi­ness from the club & have been warned about it yet con­tinue to do it.”

Land­lord of the pub Andy Sim­mons apol­o­gised to Posh and Dar­ragh, pledg­ing not to show Posh home games again.

He said: “We are a com­mu­nity pub who raises a great deal of money for lo­cal charity’s and did not mean any harm to our lo­cal Foot­ball club whom we ad­mire!

“There will be no fur­ther screen­ing of any POSH games and wish the POSH the very best for the fu­ture. “

Dar­ragh MacAn­thony

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