Hibs’ opponents Brondby angered by TV blackout

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Brondby this evening claimed to have been left infuriated at their failure to strike a deal with Hibs to have tonight’s Europa League clash at Easter Road screened live in Denmark.

The Danes revealed they had been talking to the Capital club right up to the morning of the first leg of the second qualifying round tie – but they couldn’t reach an agreement.

A statement on the Copenhagen-based outfit’s website said: “Since it came out we were meeting Hibernian FC we have worked to find a solution so that the match could be seen in Denmark.

“As late as this morning, we have been in dialogue with Hibernian FC but it has not been possible to find a solution. Therefore we must unfortunately note that the game tonight cannot be shown on stream or television.

“Like many Brondby fans, we as a club are infuriated and annoyed that it was not possible to find a solution with this evening’s hosts. They have the rights to the game and they have not managed to make a deal with a TV production company to produce the game.

“We have tried to find alternative solutions such as a live stream of the game on one of our own platforms (eg Facebook live) but Hibernian FC has not authorised this.

“We have been informed that BBC Radio will commentate on the game live but there maybe challenges to have this commentary in Denmark due to Geoblocking.”