SPL sued in ‘pirate’ dispute

scottish-footballThe Scottish Premier League (SPL) is facing a £1.7 million (€2m) damages claim over its bid to stop a pub group screening live matches via a Polish broadcaster.

The SPL secured a court order in 2007 preventing Lisini Pub Management showing games at ex-Celtic star Harry Hood’s bar, Angels, in Uddingston. The ban was rescinded after the European Court found a similar ban in England was a restriction on competition.

A judge has now rejected the SPL’s bid to have Lisini’s claim thrown out.

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