Ditching Chrome is a bit drastic if you prefer it as your default. You can easily switch another browser if you need Silverlight, or even use two at once. (I occasionally have footy on a Sky Go pop-up in IE while working with Firefox; alas BT Sport doesn't have a pop-up facility.)
No longer works:
With this version of Chrome:
I DO NOT want to use another browser - BT need to sort this out for 45-50% of people who use Chrome.