England Championship

Scudamore gets $6 million as he leaves Premier League

LONDON (AP) English Premier League clubs agreed to give departing executive chairman Richard Scudamore 5 million pounds ($6 million) on Thursday over three years despite a public backlash.

The Football Supporters' Federation urged clubs not to give Scudamore the money after news of the planned farewell payment leaked.

But the league justified the payout as necessary to prevent Scudamore taking his knowledge to a rival competition after 19 years running the world's richest league.