Mansfield Town fans have given their rather surprised reaction after learning that their side’s pre-season friendly against Stockport County has been called off.
The match was scheduled to take place at Field Mill on Saturday the 27th of July, but that has been cancelled after discussions with Nottinghamshire police.
PRE-SEASON: Our scheduled pre-season friendly against @StockportCounty at One Call Stadium on Saturday 27 July will no longer take place, following discussions with Nottinghamshire Police.
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) July 9, 2019
The club wrote on their club website: “Our scheduled pre-season friendly against Stockport County at One Call Stadium on Saturday 27 July will no longer take place, following discussions with Nottinghamshire Police.
“The decision is based on police advice, due to Nottingham Pride taking place on the same date.
“Supporters who have purchased tickets online are advised to call our ticket office on 01623 482 482 for a full refund.
“Those with a physical ticket are advised to bring their ticket to the office on Quarry Lane to exchange it for a full refund.”
It isn’t the first time a Stags friendly has drawn controversy as last summer against Sheffield Wednesday, police had to deal with an end of match brawl.
Fernando Forestieri made an alleged racist remark to Krystian Pearce, which he got charged £25,000 with last month.
Giving evidence in court in March, the Owls player denied using any racist terms.
He said: “No, I never said that, I’m not like that. I was very sad because I’m not a racist. The first rule in football is to respect your colleagues.”
After finding out the reason why Mansfield Town and Stockport County fans have their thoughts, with many laughing at the decision made – check out those tweets on the next page.