Fans feel­ing Bet-ter off

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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.”

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