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Fans plan protests against Premiership global bid

The Football Supporters' Federation have revealed plans to stop the Premier League holding matches abroad.

In announcing a campaign entitled 'NO TO GAM£ 39', the FSF confirmed they were planning "local action" at every top-flight ground.

The organisation reacted with anger on Thursday when the Premier League revealed proposals for clubs to play one extra game per season overseas from 2010-11.

A statement from the FSF read: "The Premier League have gone too far with their proposals to invent an extra fixture to be played abroad - and the time for football fans to stand up and be counted has arrived.

"Under the banner of the 'NO TO GAM£ 39' campaign The Football Supporters' Federation will co-ordinate strong, swift and decisive action, at both national and local levels, which will leave those seemingly intent on destroying our national game in no doubt that we've had enough.

"The fightback starts here - it's time for us to reclaim the game from those intent on pimping it out to boost their already burgeoning bank balances.

"The Premier League's proposals to play games abroad has outraged supporters at every level, because the last thing the game in England and Wales needs is an even bigger wealth gap between the Premier League elite and the rest.

"And, yet again, they've displayed a complete disregard for the interests of those without whom there would be no show - the fans themselves.

"The FSF are planning local action at every Premier League club, inviting supporters of all teams to unite under the banner 'NO TO GAM£ 39'. They've gone too far this time - and the time to do the right thing is right now."

The statement urged supporters to contact club chairmen, the Premier League and the Football Association to express their opposition as well as suggesting protest ideas to the FSF itself.

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