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Scotland fans step up campaign for international matches to be broadcast for free

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Tartan Army fans have stepped up a campaign to have all Scotland international matches made free-to-air on TV. Fans of Steve Clarke's team currently have to pay for a Viaplay subscription if they want to watch qualifying games in their home.Scots regularly complain about the situation on social media - especially as England matches are routinely shown for free on ITV and Channel 4.

The Scottish Football Supporters' Association insisted there was overwhelming backing for matches to be shown by BBC Scotland or STV.

They are now urging fans to sign an online petition calling for change after holding a rally at Hampden Park today.Andy Smith, the group's chairman, said: "I understand that the SFA have a constant requirement for revenues to be able to continue undertaking the good works they do.

But restricting our games behind a pay-per-view barrier is curtailing the size of our game now and therefore reducing the game’s future commercial potential."Scotland is in a minority, disenfranchised football group in Europe and we’re hurting families and kids who are facing enough financial pressure.

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