Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and United Fans 'Stung' by TV Games

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and United Fans 'Stung' by TV Games

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THE government is being called on to enforce a 'fans fare scheme' which would give football supporters more flexibility when travelling to rescheduled fixtures.

Shadow sports minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan told ministers that football fans were 'often stung' when fixtures were rescheduled for television.

United and City games are among the games chiefly targeted for broadcast by BT Sport, Sky Sports and the BBC as they attract large audiences.

This sees their games moved from the usual default slot of a Saturday 3pm kick off, often to early on Saturday morning or late on Saturday evening - or even moved to a Friday, Sunday or Monday fixture with only several weeks notice.

Shadow sports minister Dr Allin-Khan said: "Football fans in this country are often stung when fixtures are rescheduled on TV, meaning that they regularly miss out on the cheapest train tickets. …

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