Aston Villa fans fume on Twitter over ticket prices for opening away day
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa supporters have reacted with anger on Twitter after Sheffield Wednesday decided to charge fans £42 for an away ticket for the opening day of the season.
Ticket prices in the Championship have been an issue for a while with the likes of Leeds charging around £40 per match. By contrast, other clubs have started to listen to supporters with Reading capping their prices at £20.
The game had already been delayed when Sky Sports decided to broadcast the match which is now scheduled for Sunday, 7 August.
Twenty’s Plenty is a campaign which was launched in 2013 to stop the over charging of away tickets by football clubs, despite the incredible amount of TV revenue they generate.
In July the Telegraph reported that Premier League clubs were told to cap their away tickets to £20, but this does not apply to the Football League clubs.
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Many Villa fans were fuming with the news as they feel the prices for away tickets are now beyond a joke which could turn many fans away.
Supporters felt it was ridiculous that you could pay £20 for an away ticket in the Premier League, but pay over £40 for a game in the Championship.
Others felt that money and modern day football is ruining the game with calls to boycott and protest over these prices.
Here are their reactions on Twitter:
— Churchill! (@chrchll) July 15, 2016
— Simon O'Regan (@SiORegan) July 15, 2016
— Jõń Åñdrēŵ (@avfcjonny) July 15, 2016
— shane ives-keeler (@shanealdo21) July 15, 2016
— Matthew Emery (@MattEmeryIsMe) July 15, 2016
— Gaz 'Smithy' (@GaryJDSmith) July 15, 2016
— Joe (@JoeManning__) July 15, 2016
It's not just #avfc fans being fleeced. Wednesday fans as well. Disgrace. Same as last season.
— Harry Coy (@CoyHarry) July 15, 2016