Cardiff City have backed a planned fans boycott of their trip to Leeds United this weekend, according to the BBC.
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Bluebird fans were offered just 500 tickets to travel to Elland Road, and following a discussion with a number of supporter and travel groups the club have now decided to return their allocation to their Championship rivals.
Considering Elland Road can hold a capacity of 38,000, their average attendance this season peaks at around 24,000, so the decision to offer such a small allocation of tickets is baffling.
Cardiff also requested that they be allowed to show the game on a big screen at the Cardiff City Stadium, but that subsequent request has also been turned down.
“We have no option but to return the low number of unrestricted tickets on offer out of respect for our supporters,” said Cardiff CEO Ken Choo.
“It’s extremely disappointing to have reached this conclusion.
“Our preference was for Cardiff City fans to be granted the same respect and freedom of travel as provided to over 2,000 Leeds supporters for the corresponding fixture this season. We are frustrated that this could not be permitted.”
The Bluebirds currently sit in 13th in the Championship table, but Leeds, sat in 14th, are level on points with their rivals as they both struggled to get out of second gear and mount a serious challenge to return to the Premier League.