Leeds fans react on Twitter as Sky schedule Brighton game for Friday night
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans can’t believe their bad luck on Twitter as Sky have chosen to televise their clash against Brighton on a Friday night.
The arduous 514-mile trip to the Amex Stadium and back from Elland Road has not deterred Sky from broadcasting the encounter as an evening match for the sixth consecutive season.
The Sky Bet Championship revealed the news on their official Twitter account on Thursday morning, as the Yorkshire giants will now travel to the South Coast to face Chris Hughton’s side on 9 December.
— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) October 6, 2016
Garry Monk’s side have an awful record away to Brighton, with their last five fixtures away at the stadium being evening kick offs.
Two draws and three losses have meant that the dreaded evening trip to Brighton is one that inspires pessimism among supporters.
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Fans have lambasted Sky for deciding to make the game an evening kick-off once again.
Here are is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I make that five years running that our scheduled Saturday away game against Brighton has been to a midweek ???????? #lufc
— Tim Hutton (@timmyhutton) October 6, 2016
— Richard Box (@richardboxy) October 6, 2016
Brighton away, night match, on Sky. A six word horror story there. #lufc
— Jack (@Firth_lar) October 6, 2016
— Connor Kaye (@htfc_connorkaye) October 6, 2016
Standard moving of Brighton away to a night game and villa on a Thursday. #lufc
— gibbo (@gibbons135) October 6, 2016
Fans going to Brighton stiffed again #lufc
— John Lonsdale (@Mininfcc) October 6, 2016
Brighton away on a Friday night? Vile. #lufc
— Alex Robinson (@ajrobinson360) October 6, 2016
Lol at Brighton 7.45 on a friday nice one . #LUFC
— joe (@Joeleeds90) October 6, 2016
Leeds have also had both of their December fixtures against Midlands giants Aston Villa changed to accommodate Sky. Monk’s side will host Villa on December 3 in a Saturday tea-time kick off, before travelling away to face Villa on Thursday, December 29.
Leeds are set to feature next against Derby at the iPro Stadium on October 15, as the Championship pauses to make way for the international break.
In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter to this outcast starring for Monk’s development side.