In the upcoming confrontation between hosts Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United in the Champions League, Ligue 1 representatives for “safety reasons” will only sell to away team fans less than 5% of the stadium’s capacity. “Princes Park”. About 400 “Magpies” fans could not come to watch the match live.
This decision was strongly opposed by Newcastle United fans. According to UEFA regulations, home teams in club tournaments must provide a minimum number of tickets of about 5% of stadium capacity and ensure the safety of away team fans.
A representative of the Newcastle fans’ group said: “It is completely unacceptable for a club to openly disregard UEFA regulations and its responsibilities towards its fans in this way. This shows a blatant disregard for football fans in general”.
If UEFA does not object to this action by PSG, it could set a bad precedent for other clubs in the future. They will find many reasons to optimize home field advantage, affecting player psychology.
Huy Truong | 12:49 November 11, 2023