If you watch Premier League games without permission – expect the police to knock on your door

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 7, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

The authorities in England are tightening their laws and will soon have the first fines for citizens if they illegally watch matches from the Premier League.

Interestingly, field police will have the right to raid private homes suspected of watching Premier League matches on makeshift streaming channels, as this will soon no longer be allowed. This operation will also apply to the central part of Europe.

The operation is called “Raider”, and it will be carried out by the field police through Federation Copyrights Thefta, who will want to prevent piracy of watched matches.


The authorities in Britain are taking the necessary measures and will soon be knocking on certain people at home to check if they are watching Premier League matches.

“Access to movies, TV series and sports matches is an unauthorized illegal source. It’s organized crime and it shouldn’t be done,” said Chief Inspector Gary Robinson of the police’s anti-genuine crime unit.

It was announced that in the next period, throughout England, the police will visit more than 1,000 homes in order to make a routine control.