ITV Want Time Of FA Cup Final Changed
The May 15th showpiece match at Wembley Stadium has been a 3pm kick off treditionally. However there have been several newspaper reports claiming that ITV want a 5.30pm kick off to allow more viewers to watch the game live.
This scheme has come under immediate attack from several places. Malcolm Clarke of the Football Supporters Federation adds his weight to the argument by saying.
'The FA Cup has a great tradition and we see no reason to depart from that by moving it to an evening kick off' He told the Daily Mirror.'
He went in by adding how unpopular it would be with supporters. He also thought that such a move could seriously damage the competition.
He finished by adding that there were already far too many games played in the evenings and at odd times just to secure TV money.
He also felt that fans already suffer enough thanks to the timings of games just to keep the TV companies happy.