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According to the "Evening Flag" report, Arsenal fans joined the protests of other Premier League team fans, jointly boycotting paying to watch Premier League games on TV, and calling on people to spend the money on charity.
Currently, watching a Premier League game on Sky Sports requires a fee of £14.95. Last weekend, Newcastle fans turned to a food bank to donate £20,000 in order to resist the charge. Fans of Manchester United, Aston Villa, Burnley, Leeds United and Tottenham also responded.
Now, the Arsenal Fan Trust (AST) has also joined the protest. They urged fans not to pay to watch the home game against Leicester City this Sunday, and instead donate to Islington Charity, which is dedicated to solving local poverty and inequality.
In its statement, AST strongly opposed the introduction of paid viewing methods, and conveyed the opinions of Arsenal members and other fans to the Arsenal CEO and Sky Sports executives.
AST stated that members have already paid the membership fee, and now, in order to watch the game, they still need to pay an additional amount of money.
AST also launched a poll on social media. Of the 5,550 responses it received, only 6% said they would pay £14.95 to watch the game, and 19% said they would neither pay nor watch the game. Another 69% will watch the live broadcast online, and 6% will watch it with friends or go to the bar to watch football.