It does read like this. Hopefully this is just another case of poor communication from Thistle. If not then it looks as though the club is trying to charge ST holders for the stream but not being open about it.
It surprised me that none of the pundits mentioned this at the time. I don't follow English football enough to really comment but scapegoats came to mind. Had they scored it would have been plaudited as a bit of managerial, tactical ingenuity.