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Owner clash: Chairman slams Leeds United’s Radrizzani over recent comments

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Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony has slammed the proposal put forward by his Leeds United counterpart Andrea Radrizzani to form a Premier League 2. 

The Leeds United chairman suggested the new division in order for current Championship clubs to claim a bigger chunk of the top-flight’s lucrative television deals.

But MacAnthony has other views on the controversial idea, taking to Twitter to give his thoughts.

He said: “An absolute f*****g disaster for the @EFL if he & other champ owners got their way with PL2.

“We’d be extinct quickly.”

Radrizzani believes his club should be entitled to a similar reward to the £100million received by each Premier League club from sales of their TV rights.

Last season saw 19 of Leeds United’s 46 league games broadcast on Sky Sports and six of their 12 matches so far this season have also been picked for live broadcast.

The owner is yet to formally put forward his idea to other chairmen in the Championship but believes there is a “consensus for change”.

The verdict 

It is hard to disagree with MacAnthony on this.

Radrizzani is correct that the way television money is distributed between all clubs in England is incredibly unfair considering Leeds are shown on TV more than many Premier League clubs, but this is not the way to solve it.

Creating a Premier League 2 would only make things worse for those further down the ladder who rely on the money received from their one or two live games a season to stay afloat at times.


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