Coventry City fans have been left furious at the ticket allocation for their League One clash away to Sunderland away on the 23rd of November.
Around 2,800 of the Sky Blues faithful made the trip to the Wearside club last season in what was a thrilling encounter which saw their side win 5-4, however it will be nowhere near that number next month.
This season however they will only be allowed to have an away support of 1,495, despite Sunderland’s home ground having a capacity of 50,000 and on average sees just over 32,000 fans fill it.
Whilst fans turn their anger on the club for the allocation given, according to the Sunderland Echo it is Sunderland City Council’s Regulatory Committee who have decided to limit the number of tickets made available.
The same happened for when Portsmouth visited in August with their number was decreased to 2,000.
According to a report for councillors: “This reduced number of visiting fans is set at a level which the club, through their safety management plans, feel confident in being able to observe safety concerns.
“It was noted at the fixtures held during the 2018/2019 football season that the behaviour of the visiting fans from Coventry City FC and Portsmouth FC caused the public safety of the attendees of the match to be compromised.”
See what fans had to say about the decision by clicking on the next page.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more League One notifications!