Burnley contact Amazon to complain about accusations against new owners ALK Capital

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Burnley’s fury at Amazon as they contact the tech giant to complain about accusations against new owners ALK Capital in pre-match broadcast of their West Ham defeat

  • Burnley have contacted Amazon to complain about their pre-match coverage 
  • They expressed displeasure at thinly veiled accusations levelled at new owners
  • Amazon team raised questions about actions since securing a £170m takeover 

Burnley have contacted Amazon to complain about the broadcaster’s pre-match coverage of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham.

The Premier League club wrote to producers Sunset+Vine to document displeasure at thinly veiled accusations levelled at new owners, ALK Capital.

The Amazon team at the London Stadium — comprising of presenter Gabby Logan and pundits Clinton Morrison and Matthew Upson — raised questions about the board’s actions since securing a leveraged £170million takeover last month.

Burnley have contacted Amazon to complain about the broadcaster’s pre-match coverage

The Amazon team, pundits Clinton Morrison and Matthew Upson (pictured), raised questions about board's actions since securing £170million takeover

The Amazon team, pundits Clinton Morrison and Matthew Upson (pictured), raised questions about board’s actions since securing £170million takeover

One line, that the American board were ‘holed up somewhere in the Ribble Valley’ having not communicated with supporters via the media since moving in, provoked consternation at Turf Moor. 

Chairman Alan Pace, who held a 90-minute press conference during his first week in charge after lengthy interviews on the club’s website, entered self-isolation just prior to ALK’s first match at the helm, the FA Cup win over MK Dons, after a Covid outbreak within the administration side of the club.

Amazon are believed to have been informed of that when requesting an interview with Pace at West Ham. Jon Champion later said on commentary that Pace was isolating. 

There was also ire at claims that manager Sean Dyche doesn't have money to spend

There was also ire at claims that manager Sean Dyche doesn’t have money to spend

Nevertheless, Burnley sources maintained they were subsequently forced into publicly announcing that the 53-year-old had contracted Covid following pre-match comments made on the streaming service.

There was also ire at Amazon’s claims that ‘there is now talk’ that Sean Dyche would ‘not actually have that much cash to spend in this transfer window or any window’. Burnley refute those assertions and say they are pressing ahead with plans to support the manager.



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