Phil Parkinson hits out at TV schedulers after Sunderland win.
Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson has hit out at being snubbed by the BBC as his side claimed another Premier League scalp in the FA Cup, CaughtOffside reports.
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Having provided one of the shocks of the tournament’s recent history with a 4-2 comeback win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round, Bradford were the giant killers again as they beat Sunderland.
However, the Bantams were neglected by the TV schedulers, with an all-Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Leicester City getting the nod instead.
“We were disappointed it wasn’t on the TV,” Parkinson said.
“If we just talk about the finances of it: a quarter of a million pounds for a club like ours would have meant a lot. But we had to move on from that and everyone in the media has done our talking for us.”