Allow live Premier League matches to be shown at 3pm on Saturdays.
This is an outdated law that brings no benefits and is out of place with provisions in the rest of Europe.
There is no empirical evidence to suggest that fans will be lost from stadiums and will switch allegiance to larger teams. (See rest of Europe).
The people of the UK deserve the same level of service as our EU counterparts, it's time we stood up for this right!
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
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The following explanatory notes have been added:
this is for football authorities who own the television rights.
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