Date: 29th January 2015 at 9:28am
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Bradford pull off, what was voted on Match of the Day, the greatest ever FA Cup shock when we beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but our fifth round tie with Sunderland or Fulham isn’t being shown live.

Mark Lawn has made it quite clear that he’s not happy with this decision, which you can understand really as how can such a win not be rewarded with our next game not being shown?? Several all Premier League fixtures have been selected instead with our tie one of just three that isn’t being broadcast by either BBC or BT Sport!

The co-chairman has said that those making the decisions should ‘hang their heads in shame’ with them ruining the magic of the FA Cup.

He said: ‘Whoever made the decisions at the BBC and BT Sport should hang their heads in shame.

‘They all promote the FA Cup’s magic and romance, but where’s the magic gone now?

‘Is there something I’m missing? I don’t understand how we can’t be one of the five televised games after our efforts last Saturday.

‘How can they justify it? It’s a disgrace.’

West Brom v West Ham, Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton, Aston Villa v Leicester, Arsenal v Middlesbrough and Preston or Sheffield United v Cambridge or Manchester United will all be shown live with our game, along with Blackburn v Stoke and Derby v Reading the only ones not being shown.

Lawn was all the more disappointed by the fact that failure to be on TV will cost us almost £250,000, which is hardly financial reward that the topflight sides needs!

He added: ‘That goes to the Premier League clubs because they really need the money don’t they?

‘Last Saturday got voted on Match of the Day as the biggest shock ever, so surely we deserve to be shown on television in the next round.

‘It feels as if they’ve taken all the magic away from us. Where’s the romance and magic going to be when they just want to show all the big clubs?

‘We’re thinking of getting T-shirts printed with ‘#no magic’. For all the neutrals, the magic is in seeing if Bradford can do it again.’

Poor show BBC and BT Sport!

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