Sheffield Steelers’ decision to stop its Supporters Club from selling away travel in Sheffield Arena and confirmation it will only broadcast selected games on its live streaming service has been slammed by fans across the country.
Our latest Twitter Talk feature looks at the reaction to the statement published on the club’s website:
Do you know, if Caps or Flyers had pulled this move, Tony would be right in there with ‘disgrace to the league’ chat.
— Boab Fallon (@BoabyLuv16) January 11, 2017
@CatsWhiskersTV its shocking…he has stopped caring about the fans and has not alienated a lot of us and all he is bothered about is money
— Alex Smith (@steelersmith88) January 11, 2017
Tony Smith: why not just ask fans to shop at Aldi instead of Asda so they can buy more 50/50 tickets?
— Paul Balm (@NotMrBalm) January 11, 2017
Steeldogs stream games on crowds of 400. Don’t see them moaning when they lose money
— Paul England (@inges245) January 11, 2017
When your league chairman is discouraging his teams fans from going to away games then maybe it’s time for the league to find a new chairman
— Thomas Jamieson (@TamJamieson) January 11, 2017
@markhitchy Baffling. Only viable conclusion I can arrive at is, a desperate move of a club struggling financially. Hope I’m very wrong.
— Stephen Packer (@stephenpacker) January 11, 2017
“Sir, we have the howitzer aimed perfectly”
“Good, will you get the whole foot”? https://t.co/4BBM5FSYJe
— Dan Breen (@wh4tth3puck) January 11, 2017
The more I think about this…. The LEAGUE CHAIRMAN actively being a barrier to his team’s fans generating revenue for other clubs. Wow.
— hitchy (@markhitchy) January 11, 2017
This isn’t a backwards step, it’s a backwards chasm!https://t.co/k3nyneGGvg
— Nicky Newman (@puckmigo72) January 11, 2017
Imagine stopping away travel and webcasts…@steelershockey what an absolute horror show!
— Ryan Buchanan (@RyanBuchanan77) January 11, 2017
— Jill Henderson (@Hendo20) January 11, 2017
— Fay Wadsworth (@SteelerFayy) January 11, 2017
Why would @steelershockey stop away travel if they have no concrete evidence that it is effecting home game revenue? Just alienates fans
— Declan Ryan (@Dekes31) January 11, 2017
— Gord Zetterberg (@Zetterbergin) January 11, 2017
@steelershockey single parent of a 4yr old – been to every home game on Sat/Sun,i cannot get to mid week games – thanks for cutting me off ?
— Jonathon Pearce (@JonoPearce1) January 11, 2017
— Chris Berry (@c_bezzz) January 11, 2017
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