Club to force Man City fans to pay season ticket debts on Thursday despite Premier League suspension

Man City fans to pay season ticket debts on Thursday

Many Manchester City fans will see a deduction on their bank statements tomorrow.

As confirmed by the Times reporter Paul Hirst, Man City have decided against cancelling direct debit payments from fans for their 2019-20 season tickets.

Of course, it remains to be seen if the 2019-20 Premier League season will be resumed.

 

Why are Man City collecting these payments?

The Times have provided the following reasons for Man City’s decision not to cancel season ticket payments:

City said that the Premier League had decreed that the remaining games of the season had been postponed until April 30, rather than cancelled, but promised that fans would not be adversely affected should the matches be called off or played behind closed doors.

Yet, there’s no doubt that these payments are likely to be impactful for many Man City fans who have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

One season ticket holder told the Times:

It really is poor decision-making from the club. To say they are carrying on as normal when most of the world has come to a standstill is really bizarre.

Freezing the final payment of season tickets would really help a lot of fans out when I suspect a lot of people are earning a lot less than they were a month ago.

For the club to shift accountability to the wider football authorities suggests they do not care about the fans and what they may be going through.

 

More reaction on social media

It’s fair to say that many Man City fans are not happy with their club following this payment policy decision.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.