Life must be extremely gloom at the moment if you’re a Manchester United fan.
After years and years of glory and being used to complete domination, the champions are now in a major crisis as they sit 11 points off a Champions League spot and are facing a trophyless season under their new manager.
And if the club are wanting fans to get behind them then they’re certainly not going about it the right way after this threatening letter which was sent to season ticket holders.
By Scott MacArthur – @scottmacarthur8
Sam Kelleher, Ticket Operations Manager at Old Trafford, wrote to fans yesterday who are yet to buy a ticket for the return leg of the Olympiakos game, where United are looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit, claiming that if they did not purchase one by the deadline then their season ticket would be suspended for the Manchester City match on March 25th.
The letter has caused an uproar, not just amongst Red Devils, but among football fans across the world who can not believe a club would treat their fans this way.
A spokesman for Manchester United said: “We did notify fans that failure to pay for a game in the cup scheme would mean a suspension from the next game. We have consistently done this throughout this season (this is not the first time). The terms and conditions are clear: “in respect of each home cup match for which the Ticket Holder fails to provide valid payment card details or for which the Ticket Holder’s card or payment is declined, the Ticket Holder’s Season Ticket may be suspended for one home league match.
“This measure was introduced at the start of last season. If we successfully sell the ticket the fan has failed to pay for, they can apply for a refund of the City ticket at the end of the season.”