Lots of Leeds United fans have been fuming at the ‘mind-blowing idiocy’ of the club for urging supporters to renew their season tickets during the coronavirus pandemic.
The club tweeted on Tuesday evening that supporters only have until Friday, March 27 to secure their seats for the 2020/21 season, with prices for next season frozen on the current fees regardless of what division we find ourselves competing in.
If fans do not renew their season tickets before next week’s deadline, they risk losing their seat and taking advantage of the price freeze, which is subject to individual circumstances alongside the terms and conditions.
Fans wishing to renew their season tickets will be able to spread payments thanks to the club offering a finance option through official partner Premium Credit, although supporters are far from happy at the club for urging fans to renew during these uncertain times.
The UK government are currently being urged to do more to help families and workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak, following an announcement that £350billion will be on offer to help struggling companies.
Conference Premier side Barnet have already been forced to put all of their non-playing staff on notice of redundancy as an “emergency measure” following the suspension of all fixtures.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s tweet, posted on the Elland Road specific account…
@andrearadri @LUFC don’t you think this should be extended due to the current situation , most people will be on lost wages possibly down to isolation or losing work due to self employment , just think a bit of consideration might be needed here that’s all #lufc https://t.co/zLmE7QLtxW
— Jonny Brown 💛💙💛💙 (@Jonnyboylufc) March 17, 2020
Surely this is a joke?
— Aram (@AramLeeds) March 17, 2020
Not now, Lads. https://t.co/UorywIvyDQ
— Tom Large (@TLarge13) March 17, 2020
This got to be a parody?? People becoming unemployed and a global economic crisis heading our way yet tweets like this? I’m done
— LufcSS (@LufcAlaw) March 17, 2020
People worrying about paying their bills and you’re telling them they best pay you 500 quid in the next 10 days or they lose their seat. Not one of your best tweets lads… https://t.co/6JaDd4p9iA
— Dan Ireland (@properdannyi) March 17, 2020
Thought you delay it to be honest, give people self isolating chance to cover there bills etc 🤦♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️
— Leitchy (@SS6_LUFC) March 17, 2020
— Dirty Leeds (@Dirty_Leeds94) March 17, 2020
Unbelievable you’re not extending this. People out there under pressure financially because of work and now have to make a decision about potentially losing their season ticket for years or having to fork out £400/700 during constant uncertainty. Poor form @andrearadri
— Christopher 🕴 (@CM4892) March 17, 2020
— lufcyorkshire (@daveorrodney) March 17, 2020
Or, you could yano, delay it, til the whole pandemic blows over…
— Jean Kevin Langoustine (@BatesyV3) March 17, 2020
Outstanding timing this! Not! Don’t normally do this but @andrearadri I think you need to put a slight delay on this with what’s happening in the world right now. Already people are worried about finances around the world, then this is sent out. Not good timing! #LUFC #MOT https://t.co/VUaQVq6Cdp
— Paul 💙💛 (@PJ82PJ) March 17, 2020
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