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beIN Sports joins Canal + in refusing to pay TV money for April to Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 clubs

The AFP report this evening that Qatari-owned French sports channel beIN Sports have decided to join fellow French football broadcasters Canal + in refusing to pay the governing body, the LFP, the due TV money for the month of April.

Both channels have adopted this stance owing to the fact that no football is being played due to the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to wreak havoc.

It is currently unclear whether or not both broadcasters are on sound legal footing to take this measure, it will depend on the nature of the “Act of God” clauses currently included in their contracts with the LFP.

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