Chelsea’s Premier League game against Liverpool on Wednesday will be available for all fans to watch on TV.
The game will be Liverpool’s last home game of the season and they will receive the Premier League trophy after the game against Chelsea.
The Athletic’s James Pearce has now explained Sky’s decision not to put the match behind its subscription service.
According to Pearce, Chelsea’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday was chosen to be shown on free-to-air to encourage Liverpool fans stay home rather than congregate at Anfield.
There were ugly scenes in the city centre the day after Liverpool’s title win was confirmed by Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City last month.
Thousands ignored social distancing rules and gathered in their droves to mark Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years.
Authorities are hoping showing the game on free-to-air will discourage fans from congregating at Anfield.