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Man Utd fans threaten legal action after reduced ticket allocation for Chelsea game – Man Utd News

Man Utd fans threaten legal action after reduced ticket allocation for Chelsea game – Man Utd News

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Manchester United fans have threated legal action after the club’s ticket allocation for the Premier League game at Chelsea was reduced due to policing reasons.

The Red Devils are scheduled to visit Stamford Bridge on October 23 (5.30pm BST) and ahead of the clash, there has been a dispute over the away ticket allocation.

The club were initially provided 2,994 tickets for the west London trip, all of which were sold, but the Metropolitan Police then tried to lower the number to 1,500.

After negotiations between the clubs and the police force, the number has been adjusted to 2,330, leaving around 694 fans without tickets despite paying for them.

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) have now threated legal action against the Hammersmith and Fulham council after the ticket reduction for next weekend.

They have demanded a fresh safety certificate for 3,000 travelling fans or else their lawyers will start judicial proceedings in the next 48 hours with an emergency hearing in the high court.

MUST have challenged the Hammersmith & Fulham Council by highlighting that the ticket allocation should not have been reduced due to the late Premier League kick-off (5.30 BST).

It was recently confirmed by a Hammersmith and Fulham council spokesperson that the full away capacity would have been provided if the game started no later than 4.45pm BST.

Here is the letter submitted by MUST to the Hammersmith & Fulham Council challenging the decision.

A spokesperson from MUST added: “For a Supporters Trust to engage lawyers is always a last resort, but enough is enough.

“United fans, and football supporters in general, have had their fill of being on the receiving end of unfair and irrational decisions by Councils and the Police who seem to consider us to be a public order problem rather than ordinary people freely enjoying a day out.

“Tickets had been sold for this game and fans are being treated like second class citizens.”



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