Fans feeling Bet-ter off
EFL title sponsors Sky Bet showed their caring side by covering the cost of travel for more than 1,000 fans who attended last Tuesday’s Championship clash between Brighton and Cardiff.
The original fixture was due to be played on Friday, December 30, but was postponed due to fog.
The decision came too late to stop Cardiff fans making the 200-mile round trip, but Sky Bet stepped in with an offer of free travel for the re-scheduled game and more than 250 Bluebirds’ supporters made the journey once again.
With the new date affected by industrial action by rail workers, thousands of Brighton fans were also left in limbo, so Sky Bet sponsored 12 contingency buses across two additional park-and-ride sites in Brighton and Hove to run fans to the Amex for the match, which the Seagulls won 1-0 to go back to the top of the table.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock said: “For the fans to have travelled all the way to Brighton in the week after Christmas and then have to turn around and go straight back was hard to see.
“So, thanks to Sky Bet for their gesture.”