By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 23:22 GMT, 4 November 2020
The FA have angered non-League and lower-division clubs by refusing to contribute to the production costs of streaming this weekend’s FA Cup first-round ties.
Sportsmail has learned that 21 clubs whose games have not been selected for live broadcast are planning to provide a live streaming service for fans banned from attending matches in person, but despite repeated pleas, the FA appear unwilling to contribute to the £5,000 cost.
The clubs in question are planning to charge supporters up to £9.95 to watch the live stream so could potentially make a profit, but only if they attract more than 500 paying customers.
Despite repeated pleas the FA appear