Monday, January 14, 2013

LINESMAN tells Manchester City players to go over and thank the club's travelling fans for attending

The row over Emirates Stadium ticket prices took a new turn yesterday, following City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal, television footage shows game official John Brooks telling City's players Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott: "They've paid 62 quid over there, go and see them." as they exchanged handshakes following the final whistle.
City returned 912 unsold tickets priced at £62 each for their Barclays Premier League clash and the fans that did attend made their feelings clear as they held banners before kickoff protesting at the prices.
Earlier on, Premier League's chief executive, Richard Scudamore expressed some sympathy towards City's fans for not taking up their full ticket allocation, he also stated that efforts are being made to keep ticket prices affordable- "I think they are sending Arsenal Football Club a very clear message… Arsenal have clearly made a judgment and I think the Man City fans, in fairness, have done what they should do if they think it is too much and not turned up. It does make people think again and that is actually what the market should do." –Scudamore.

Asking the question: City fans hold another banner asking how long ticket prices will continue to rise