I’ve made a decision.
I’m going to cancel Sky Sports.
And I’m going to tell them why.
Firstly, because I can think of better things to spend forty seven quid a month on.
Secondly, because the money isn’t going to Celtic. Or even to Scottish football.
And finally, because on the occasions that I can get to the game, they’ve moved the kick off time around so they can fit the English games in.
Thats the English Premiership. The one that just got £5 billion from sky, which in turn has forced them to put the prices up,
Which is why Southampton, Norwich and Swansea could offer better contracts to Celtic’s best players.
Which is also why the other clubs in Scotland cannot compete with second tier English clubs when it comes to wages.
Celtic are a big club. But we are not a novelty act for a television station.
I don’t want the occasional nod of the head to our special atmosphere.
I’m sick of the “how would they get on in England with a support like that ?”,
You know something ? They know exactly what would happen if a “support like that ” was in the Premiership.
It would tip the balance of power.
It would destroy the status quo.
And its’s something that won’t happen because turkeys don’t vote for Christmas.
With Sky money, and a worldwide support, the balance of power would shift north.
They don’t want that.
But they will keep taking our money.
And giving it to someone else. Swansea. Southampton, Norwich.
So, you would think they would offer suitable recompense.
Celtic get around £1m a year.
The rest get sweetie money.
They take a little short of fifty quid a month from our bank accounts, cleverly disguised as part of a package, where we can also watch the same film at the same time every night of the week.
I pay for Sky because I can’t make every game.
So do you.
And almost every penny goes to the English clubs who take away our players every time we think we are building a team capable of competing in Europe. Instead of a squad of players hungry for success, and its consequent rewards, we end up with players who believe the rewards are purely financial.
Scottish football is very much the poor relation of its bigger , more lucrative neighbor , and we are contributing to it.
It’s time to put a stop to it.
It’s time for every single supporter of Scottish football to cancel their subscription, because out of that forty seven pounds a month, most of it is financing the move of your favourite player away from your club.
Worse than that, its paying Neil McCanns wage.
Don’t put it off.
Cancel Sky, and stop paying towards the death of Scottish football.
Enough is enough.