After a relatively trouble-free encounter with the Leeds fans, Forest’s wonderful PR machine has issued a warning to our forthcoming Carling Cup visitors. Leicester City fans have clamoured to get their mits on the 5,300 tickets we issued for them – and reportedly many were disappointed to miss out on what they see as an opportunity to put a 35 year ghost to bed.
Police speak of an assumption they will make regarding any Leicester fans who arrive without tickets or pop up in the home ends, that they are there to make trouble – which is rather draconian, but I suppose a stance that makes sense given the standing that Forest have with most Foxes supporters. It seems a shame that the perceived threat of trouble between the knuckledraggers amongst our respective supporters overshadows what should be an interest game.
The demand for Forest fans, however, is less high – they’ve decided to cease selling tickets in the Upper Bridgford stand. This makes sense, the area would be a magnet for any of our own supporters wishing to cause trouble, although that will leave a few fans who have purchased tickets up there looking rather sore-thumb-like above the masses of Leicester fans beneath them. Still, a couple more days and this silly circus will be over with.
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