The Scottish Cup is one of the most important tournaments Scotland has to offer.

It’s the biggest cup competition our country has, and it means so much to football supporters across the nation. Therefore, it’s great to see the SFA take advantage of that and strike a deal with Premier Sports isn’t it?

After all, it’s not like we’re paying enough for our TV bill as it is. If you’re like me and have Amazon Prime and Netflix on the go too, then your bill is already sizable.

Now, we could have to fork out yet another fee to watch our football clubs in the Scottish Cup. That’s because the SFA signed a six-year agreement with IMG to “globally market broadcast rights” for the competition.

The idea now is that more Scottish Cup games than ever before will be televised. That’s all very well and good, but hardly anyone is going to pay the subscription to watch it on Premier Sports. After all, it’s not as if the SFA were ever going to allow you to watch extra games for nothing, were they?

Rangers will be hoping to win their first Scottish Cup since 2009 (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

As if it isn’t enough that they charge over the top prices for matches at Hampden, they’re now charging you to watch your club at home too.

This has to rankle with more supporters than it pleases. Chances are, you’re paying over £100 each month for Sky or Virgin. Certainly, a large portion of the country is. Enough cash from our coffers are going to our TV deals, and the last thing we need is to spend more to see matches we thought we would see when acquiring Sky Sports.

The SFA continue to view the Scottish football fan as just another customer. We apparently have limitless bags of cash to throw at watching football in this country, so why not spend more?

So what games could you miss?

So how is this going to work then and what matches are you going to miss?

Starting next season, BBC Scotland will show one live match from rounds one to three. These mostly involve the lower-league clubs and some of the smaller clubs in the Premiership.

The likes of Rangers and Celtic come in at round four. From this round to round six, each broadcaster gets two live matches each. That means the BBC will have two, and Premier Sports will have two.

Each broadcaster will get to host one live semi-final each (David Goddard/Getty Images)

The semi-final stages will have each broadcaster share one each. The final, thankfully, will be shown across both channels.

I don’t know about you, but Scottish Cup semi-final weekend is one of the best dates on the Scottish football calendar. It’s exciting and always interesting. Now? You’re only going to get to watch one match unless you pay a fee to watch the second.

This could very well mean, for Rangers fans who can’t travel to the match, that they’ll have to fork out even more money in order to see their club in the semi-final on TV. This is, however, the same for any club that reaches the semis.

It’s a scandalous, cheap, and deeply insulting slap in the face to each and every one of us. SFA – you’ve done it again.

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