It was reported as a great bit of news for Scottish Football this afternoon but try telling that to some disgruntled and jaded fans of the Scottish game after the SFA announced some of the Scottish Cup games will now be on Premier Sports.

The SFA did stress that games will still be available on terrestrial TV but the Sports channel will be showing some games exclusively, putting some of the tournament behind the Premier Sports paywall.

This adds a THIRD subscription based channel for Scottish Football fans to pay out for with BT Sports and Sky already charging for the SPFL games.

Premier Sports generally charges £10pm for a subscription and fans may be aware of them from the start of every season when they pick up Euro qualifiers before BT televise the later rounds.

Fans of Scottish football will not welcome the news of another £10 sub on top of their other financial commitments to the game.

It seems we’re being taken for a ride and these fans agree.

Celtic will be looking to defend their Scottish Cup title for the third year in a row when the competition gets going in the new year.


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