Dr Dan: Leeds United take £50k hit due to bad blood with Manchester United
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Leeds United faced a £50k hit due to their ticket row with Manchester United over their fixture this weekend.
According to Dr Dan Plumley, the Whites’ rivalry and bad blood with their northern rivals are what led to this.
While it may not be a significant amount for a Premier League club, they did fall foul of breaking the guidelines that were in place.
The Red Devils were offered only 2,565 tickets for the game while they were expecting 3000.
They were even upset with the fact that they did not offer discounted tickets for seniors.
Discussing this issue with MOT Leeds News, the Sheffield Hallam University expert said,
“The row and the bad blood between the two clubs has cost Leeds £50k.
“The guidelines are there in place so if they’ve stepped away from the guidelines so it’s a little bit naughty on their behalf.
“We’ve sort of seen this tit for tat from rival clubs and Leeds fans will enjoy winding up Manchester United.“
The issue came about because Leeds installed a TV studio in the away end at Elland Road that impacted the capacity of the stadium.
The club were then told to take it down, with left them with a £50k bill to remove it.
All broadcasting for matches at their home ground will now take place pitchside or at another allocated location in the stadium.
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