Sir Harry Tiles, 73, chairman of the premier league, today rejected calls from fans to regulate ticket prices at top clubs.
Sir Harry is reported to earn a salary of £400,000 which has recently increased significantly after having secured a revenue bonanza for the Premier League clubs from selling TV rights packages.
"It's up to each individual club to set prices" explains Tiles, "but anyway £62 for a matchday ticket is pocket change. I could take my whole family for under £400, that's less than the price of a couple of good bottles of champagne."
He received support from Lord Ron Direction, chairman of the football league, who backed up his arguments.
"These so-called 'fans' are causing a big song and dance over nothing" explains Lord Direction, 82, from his Belgravia penthouse. "Average season ticket prices have only risen at around 11% year-on-year. My personal remuneration package from the football league has risen by 27% and mostly I get let in for free anyway."