Sheffield United fans unhappy with 'ridiculous' final-day ticket prices give money to charity instead
Sheffield United fans left unhappy after the club announced its “ridiculous” final-day ticket prices have instead chosen to give their money to charity.
As of Saturday afternoon a group of supporters had raised £800 for The Children's Hospital Charity – the charitable arm of Sheffield Children's Hospital – after opting not to pay up to £40 to watch the already-relegated Blades, who have won just five of their 37 Premier League matches this season.
The club has placed tickets on sale priced at £40 for adults and £20 for kids.
Those fans who requested a refund from Sheffield United when games went behind-closed-doors last season due to the coronavirus pandemic are not allowed to buy tickets.
Dean Hussain, who organised the fundraiser, said: “£40 is absolutely ridiculous for the magnitude of the game. A horrific season we've all experienced and then to top it off with £40 for Burnley, yes, Burnley at home, Bonkers.
"As much as we all what to get back down to the Lane cheering them on, this is just something else.”
The Clarets, who have already secured safety, have made 3,500 tickets for their final home match of the season available free of charge.
Not all Blades supporters were unhappy about the ticket prices, however.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Hang on, can only have 5,000+ but probably still have to pay as many staff to work on the day, so sensible pricing if you ask me!
"I bet most of you have paid that for away games!”