King’s class: Rettig criticizes the granting of rights
The former managing director of DFL criticises the granting of TV rights. He fears that people might feel excluded from the sport of national football. The former DFL managing director Andreas Rettig is very concerned about the future TV presence of the Soccer Champions League,”said the managing director of the second-league club FC St. St. I am very concerned about the socio-political aspects of this development. In an interview with the trade magazine kicker, Rettig cites the growing demographic discrepancy as one of the reasons for his doubts:”The group of under 20-year-olds is getting smaller, that of over 60-year-olds is getting larger. In the long run, many older fans will simply no longer be able to afford’ luxury football’ on TV, and it is therefore extremely unfortunate that the royal class will disappear completely on pay-TV from 2018 onwards, he said, adding that since the number of active young players is also declining and there is a lack of playing surfaces, especially in large cities, it could happen that “more and more people feel excluded from popular football.