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Everton fans voice anger at Sky Sports after cameras 'fail to show' key aspect of Premier League protest

Rory O'Callaghan

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Everton fans voice anger at Sky Sports after cameras 'fail to show' key aspect of Premier League protest

Sky Sports opted not to alter the crowd noise in Everton's Premier League match against Manchester United - but Toffees fans were left unhappy with the broadcaster for another reason.

Everton took on United at Goodison Park on Sunday in their first match since they were deducted 10 points by the Premier League.

Everton were handed the biggest sanction in Premier League history, dropping them from 14th in the table to 19th, after breaching Financial Fair Player (FFP) regulations.

Premier League clubs are permitted to lose £105m over three years and an independent commission found Everton overreached their allowed losses by £19.5m in the period to 2021-22.

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But there has been frustration among Everton supporters about the severity of the punishment and the fact that other clubs, including Manchester City, have been charged over alleged FFP breaches.

Everton fans voiced their anger in the 10th minute of the match against United, chanting "Premier League, corrupt as f***".

To avoid breaching Ofcom's rules on offensive material, with the game kicking off on Sunday afternoon before the watershed, it was expected that Sky Sports would reduce the crowd noise during the protest.

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However, the chant could clearly be heard during the live broadcast.

Everton fans protested against their Premier League points deduction (Image: Getty)
Everton fans protested against their Premier League points deduction (Image: Getty)

In addition to chanting, thousands Everton fans around the ground held up pink pieces of paper which included the word 'corrupt' alongside the logo of the Premier League.

Sky Sports opted not to show a close up of the signs during the broadcast, angering Everton fans on social media.

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"Absolutely disgusting from sky sports not to show any of the crowd with the corruption banners," posted one fan on X.

Another added: "I noticed @skysports didn't zoom in on any of the crowd during their protest at the 10th minute."

While a third wrote: "Premier League & Sky Sports are being proper salty and keeping the camera solely on the field of play."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Everton, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Fan Reactions

Rory O'Callaghan
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