Skip to content
This website uses cookies to help us understand the way visitors use our website. We can't identify you with them and we don't share the data with anyone else. Find out more in our privacy policy.

The Betrayal of Disabled Fans by Premier League Clubs

With up to 1/3 of Premier League clubs looking set to break their pledge to deliver minimum access standards by August 2017, LPF Chair Joyce Cook OBE, gave an interview to CNN Sports News.

Joyce Cook, OBE, described attending a football match as a disabled fan as “whole different experience” with issues ranging from not being able to sit with your own fans, poor views and a lack of Audio Descriptive Commentary (ADC) for blind or partially sighted fans amongst the common problems facing many disabled fans at Premier League matches.

In an interview with CNN sports anchor, Amanda Davies, Cook said: “It’s as simple as this. The Premier League clubs made us promise, they should live up to their words and deliver on their promise. We are ordinary fans and just want the right to go and watch the game we love.”

“When it comes to hospitality or broadcasting requirements they do it in a heartbeat. If they can do that and do it in a heartbeat, they can do this.”

“Some of that real estate has always belonged to disabled fans, it is time to give it back to them.”

The full interview, which aired on 16 September 2016, can be viewed below courtesy of CNN Sports News.