Stevo raises huge concern over rugby league’s next TV deal

Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson was always good for an opinion when he worked for Sky Sports and he continues to be outspoken even in retirement.

The former Dewsbury hooker has often had his say on IMG and continues to do so.

He recently clammed the company for how long it is taking to sort out a TV deal.

Stevo said on the Eddie and Stevo podcast:

“I’m confused, I’m sure every rugby league fan is confused. The players are getting confused and I’m sure that the people who run the clubs, the CEOS and the managers will be confused.

“They all voted for this company to come and change the whole concept of where we’re going but getting rid of something that is a success, to me, looks stupid.

“To leave it so late to come out with a television deal as well, because if we do not get television then our publicity will come to a halt. It’s our saviour, it was when Rupert Murdoch took over and created Super League.

“Whether we like it or not, we were doomed. We were going back to part time and amateur.

“The worst thing on earth is confusion, irrespective of if it’s sport or your life. If you’re confused then you lose interest. They don’t seem to be bothered about us. As I say, pull your finger out and get on with it.”