Huddersfield Town chairman calls out Leeds United after Friday announcement
Huddersfield Town chairman Kevin Nagle has called out Leeds United for refusing to lower ticket prices for their upcoming clash at Elland Road.
The Terriers announced on their website on Friday (13 October) that away tickets for the 28 October showdown are priced at £47 for adults.
Leeds have a reciprocal system in place, which is the case for every fixture, but Nagle took to Twitter to seemingly criticise Leeds’ stance.
“Just so you know – We asked Leeds management to negotiate prices down for the match. They said no,” Nagle posted (13 October).
Could have been avoided
As many Leeds supporters pointed out to Nagle on social media, the reciprocal system with regards to tickets has been in place for a while.
It basically means that United are willing to offer away tickets for a cheaper price, but only if the opposition do so in return.
For example, adult Cardiff City fans were charged just £21 on the opening weekend of the season, with Leeds set to pay the same when they make the trip to South Wales in January.
Huddersfield clearly were not up for charging a similar amount for such a big fixture, and Leeds could therefore ask for whatever they wanted.
This is not to justify the £47 fee, which is staggering in this day and age with many struggling to make ends meet.
But it could have been avoided had Huddersfield reached an agreement with their West Yorkshire counterparts.
Nagle must therefore look closer to home before calling out the club on social media.
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