The Mail on Sunday

Premier League attacked

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THE Premier League has come under fire for claiming that last week’s decision by media regulator Ofcom to force Sky to cut wholesale prices to rivals would hurt the grass roots of the game.

Critics pointed out that the Premier League had given just £4 million – or 0.4 per cent of its record £1 billion turnover – to community projects last year.

The league claimed its ability to contribute to the rest of the game ‘will be severely diminished’ by Ofcom’s ruling. But Ofcom and pay-TV sources said any attempt to overturn the decision on those grounds would stand little chance of success.

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