MP calls for Premier League to share wealth
3 July ~ In the wake of England's early World Cup exit David Crausby MP has relaunched a campaign to save grassroots football. The petition was originally started in 2013 to force the Premier League to put more of their £5 billion TV revenue into the children's grassroots game, with Crausby calling for 7.5 per cent of that money to be ring-fenced for the cause. Crausby said: "I want all children to have the chance to play football in a safe and organised environment with good quality pitches. Money pours into the very top of the sport, the Premier League, and it's time that was reinvested into opening up the sport to everyone." The petition is available here and must reach 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in the House of Commons.