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Manchester United reacts to fans abusing accessible tickets policy

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Following an investigation revealing non-disabled Manchester United supporters are abusing the club’s accessible policy, MUFC has announced it will strengthen its security to ensure tickets for games do not fall into the wrong hands.

Last month it was revealed fans, who were not registered disabled, found a loophole in buying match tickets specifically reserved for supporters with disabilities.

The incidents were discussed in a fan’s forum, spurring the club to take immediate action.

A Manchester United spokesman told The Guardian: “Tickets in wheelchair sections are always in extremely high demand, especially at away matches, and our number one priority is making sure fans who need to be in this section have the opportunity.

“The suspected misuse of these tickets was discussed at our recent fans’ forum and we will be supporting the request of the Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association to implement ID ticket collections, as well as more spot-checks, at away fixtures.”

[ Manchester United’s match against Arsenal in 1936 was the first-ever televised football game in the world. ]

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