Steve Bruce has called the pay-per-view fees for some Premier League games “unacceptable”.
Supporters have to shell out £ 14.95 for a selection of games played behind closed doors that otherwise would not have been shown live on TV.
The decision did not go well, with all games following the Premier League reboot in June previously posted on normal subscription services, and some fans opted to donate the money to charity.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has even publicly criticized the price, although the club reportedly voted for it, and said £ 4.95 would be more reasonable.
Magpies boss Bruce echoed Ashley’s statement in his pre-game press conference ahead of his team’s clash with Everton on Sunday.
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “I think this is unacceptable, I think we are paying enough for Sky. A lot of people find it difficult, especially in the northeast to have Sky and BT – that’s enough.
“And asking people to pay £ 15 is in my opinion way too expensive. So if a five would change a lot of people’s opinions, I think it would.
“If we’re not careful, we’ll saturate everything. I know people want to watch as much football as possible, but we have to be careful not to have too much of it. A five is way better than the £ 15 they charge. “
Bruce also responded to comments made by Kieron Dyer last weekend that he was ‘bored’ watching Newcastle for the past five years.
He said: “I’ve only been in charge for 15 months, so what happened in the three and a half years before me I’m not quite sure!”
“That’s why he’s an expert, he’s entitled to his opinion. If that is her opinion, we will respect her.
“Don’t get me wrong, in those five years we were in the championship and I think we were champions so I’m not sure where the five years came from.
“When you’ve been in the league a lot of clubs find it difficult to move from the league to the Premier League and being where they would like to be is difficult.
“We respect what he says, he was a great player for the club, but I’m not sure I agree too much, but he’s entitled to his opinion.