Burnley’s anger at Amazon when they reached out to the tech giant to complain about allegations against new owners ALK Capital that aired ahead of the game about their loss to West Ham
- Burnley contacted Amazon to complain about pre-game coverage
- They expressed displeasure at barely disguised allegations against new owners
- The Amazon team asked questions about actions taken since the £ 170m acquisition
Burnley has reached out to Amazon to complain about the network’s pre-game coverage of Saturday’s 1-0 loss at West Ham.
The Premier League club wrote to producers Sunset + Vine to document their displeasure with the barely disguised allegations against new owners ALK Capital.
The Amazon team at the London Stadium – made up of presenter Gabby Logan and experts Clinton Morrison and Matthew Upson – asked questions about the board’s actions since taking over £ 170m leverage last month.
Burnley has reached out to Amazon to complain about the station’s pre-game coverage
The Amazon team, experts Clinton Morrison and Matthew Upson (pictured), asked questions about the board’s actions since taking over £ 170 million
A statement that the American board was “hidden somewhere in Ribble Valley” and had not communicated through the media with the supporters since moving in caused consternation at Turf Moor.
Chairman Alan Pace, who held a 90-minute press conference on the club’s website in his first responsible week after lengthy interviews, stepped up just before ALK’s first game, the FA Cup win over MK Dons, after a Covid outbreak within the administration page of the club.
It is believed that Amazon was informed when it asked for an interview with Pace at West Ham. Jon Champion later said in a comment that pace was isolating.
There has also been anger over claims that manager Sean Dyche has no money to spend
Even so, Burnley sources claimed they were later forced to publicly disclose that the 53-year-old signed Covid after commenting on the pre-game streaming service.
There was also anger over Amazon’s claims that “the talk is now” that Sean Dyche “wasn’t really spending that much money on that transfer window or any window”. Burnley refutes these claims, saying they are moving forward with plans in support of the manager.