GEOFF SHREEVES has landed himself a new job after he left Sky Sports at the end of last season.
And it’s not taken him long to take a swipe at the Premier League live on TV with his new employers.
Shreeves spent 31 years with Sky Sports, but is now offering his broadcasting services to the USA with CBS Sports on their CBS Sports Golazo show.
And he wasted no time in making his opinions on UK coverage heard when he made his debut on the show on Saturday.
The television legend vented his frustrations and envy that fans in the United States are able to watch more Premier League games than those in the UK.
Shreeves said: “First and foremost my reaction to what you’re doing there right now is one of envy. We don’t have that here in the UK.
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“We don't have a show, two hours long, dedicated simply only to football [CBS Sports Golazo].
“You can see more Premier League football if you're living in America than you can if you live in the UK.
“Every game is televised for the American audience and it's absolutely fantastic, the coverage.”
Shreeves was highlighting an opinion held by many football fans on this side of the pond who have grown frustrated over recent years at the 3pm blackout.
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The blackout prevents live football from being shown on TV in the UK between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday.
And the rule dates all the way back to the 1960s when Burnley chairman Bob Lord proposed the idea.
After speaking with other Football League chiefs he successfully convinced them that televised games on Saturday would have a negative impact on lower league match attendance.
As a result foreign countries are able to watch EVERY single Premier League match while fans at home can only watch those in designated TV slots.
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