Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has criticised the Football Association for reducing the number of tickets available to supporters for the FA Cup final than the semi-final, the
Just over half of the seats in Wembley for the final will be given over to supporters of Liverpool and Chelsea, with the Guardian putting the figure at 55%, with the remainder to be used for corporate guests and other parties. Both Liverpool and Chelsea will receive in the region of 25,000 tickets, with almost 40,000 tickets to be used for Club Wembley members and representatives of the 763 clubs that entered the tournament, down to the very lowest level of the competition.
Dalglish also condemned the 5.15pm kick-off time, describing both the ticketing situation and the start-time as “disrespectful”. He added: “It’s not just about fans of this club but every fan. I think they should be given a bit more respect…the fans should be given more respect and taken into consideration more. There’s a lot of things taken into consideration for a kick-off time but the fans seem to be the ones who come third.” Rail works taking place over cup final weekend also mean Liverpool supporters face a difficult time returning north after trains from the capital to Liverpool were cancelled, with no service running until Monday, days after the match.
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