Sunderland fans are furious with their club once again after the club announced there will be no cash turnstiles for Tuesday’s clash with Norwich.
The Black Cats looked like possibly rescuing their season at Elland Road on Saturday, but an equaliser from Leeds’ Pablo Hernandez has left Chris Coleman’s side dangling by a thread.
With five games to play, Sunderland are now seven points adrift of safety, and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be much of an atmosphere at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday to help them out.
Sunderland’s home form has been truly torrid this season, and the club have today announced there will be no cash turnstiles in operation for the clash with Norwich, and fans must have a purchase history to get tickets.
This is presumably to stop Newcastle fans turning up to cause trouble, which has happened in the past, but fans are still understandably annoyed at the decision.
Effectively, fans who simply turn up to the games on a whim are now unable to get in, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Shocking. You should be reducing prices and getting as many fans in as you can.
— bryn. (@Brynmac10) April 9, 2018
So you can afford to turn fans away.Thought we were broke.
— Peter Morrison (@petermorrison82) April 9, 2018
is that so you can section them?
— Rob Smith (@ashingtonlad) April 9, 2018
— barry (@bazmetcalfe) April 9, 2018
So if people just want to turn up on a whim, they can't. Who keeps making these diabolical decisions? I'm guessing it's another cost cutting measure to now pay for a steward on a turnstile. #tight
— Lloyd Pinder (@FloydyP73) April 9, 2018
😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 our club never ceases to amaze me. The season ticket holders aren't turning out. Let's alienate the people who just fancy going to the game at the last minute. The club must have money to burn…..
— David Roberts (@Davyrob1973) April 9, 2018