“We care about the fans” they all screamed following the period of empty stadiums and the European Super League saga.
The authorities care so much that they are changing games at short notice for no justifiable reason (no, having 5 or 6 players out with Covid with squads of 50+ is not justifiable).
So Liverpool got there way and tonight’s game against us is cancelled.
VICTORY said some Liverpool fans on social media. They must not have had tickets to the match because it was certainly not a victory for those Liverpool fans who has booked trains and hotels for a Thursday night game in the first working week of the year.
The Covid suspensions have highlighted the difference between those that go to games and those that treat football like a TV show.
Whilst those at home celebrate games being cancelled as it gives “their” team a better chance of winning; match going fans are left counting the cost in their back pocket.
And as of postponing the Arsenal v Liverpool game was bad enough, the lack of thought that went into its rescheduling shows that the authorities really do not care about fans.
Moving the game to Thursday 20th January would have meant Arsenal would play Thursday and Saturday.
Anyone with a brain would have hosted the game on the Wednesday. But oh no Sky are showing Championship games on those days.
The Football League would not want a clash between their own competitions. Nor would Sky. So Thursday is it then.
As a result, Arsenal v Burnley is move to the Sunday.
But who will compensate the Burnley fans who had bought trains (and maybe hotels) for a Saturday fixture whose date was finalised some months ago.
Now not only will Liverpool (and some Arsenal) fans be out of pocket; Burnley and more Arsenal fans will be.
With 18 days notice, Sky, the Football League and Premier League have made decisions which maximises their revenue at the expense of match going fans.
Will those Burnley, Arsenal or Liverpool fans be compensated? Don’t be silly.
Just more greed in football…