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Stamford Bridge away allocation cut “unfair and irrational” says legal letter

Manchester United supporters have issued a legal letter to a west London local authority following the decision to cut their away ticket allocation for the upcoming game against Chelsea.

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) delivered legal counsel to Hammersmith & Fulham Council today after the authority’s Safety Advisory Council cut their away numbers at Stamford Bridge by more than 600.

The Premier League confirmed last Friday that the match between Chelsea and Manchester United will be held at 5.30pm on Saturday 22nd October after months of wrangling between broadcasters, clubs, the league and authorities over the kick-off time.

Manchester United’s away ticket allocation was then cut by 624, down to 2,370, because of policing concerns raised by London’s Metropolitan Police, to which the local authority agreed.

Due to this interference, MUST say they are now considering legal action.

“For a supporters trust to engage lawyers is always a last resort, but enough is enough,” MUST said.

“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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