MICHAEL BEALE has taken the Scottish game’s powerbrokers to task for the fact that tonight’s shootout between Hearts and Rangers isn’t on TV.
Fans who want to watch the clash between Scotland’s second and third best sides on current form are forced to fork out for pay-per-view.
That’s under the TV contract negotiated between SPFL bosses and SkySports, which allows only FIVE matches to be screened live from each ground per season.
That could make the match a bit of a moneyspinner for the Jambos, as they welcome Gers fans to watch their stream.
And speaking ahead of the kick off, Beale reckons it’s all rather strange state of affairs.
He said: “I cannot believe it’s not live on TV.
“This is the sort of game that showcases our game really well.”
He was speaking to BBC Sportsound pitchside reporter Brian McLaughlin, who suggested that fans could at least listen to the match live.
And Beale responded: “I would recommend people do if they can’t be at the stadium to listen in.”
Ibrox bosses have previously hit out at the way SPFL bosses handle the tendering process with broadcasters, accusing them of selling our game short.
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