Home field advantage is a priceless benefit – something that teams work long and hard to cultivate. Teams will do whatever it takes to get such an advantage. It even seems to include taking back tickets sold to opposing fans.
Around 1,500 Everton fans have had their tickets cancelled for Thursday's UEFA Cup game against Nuremberg in Germany because of fears over hooliganism, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.UEFA declared the match to be “high-risk” after the ticket gaffe was uncovered. It turns out that the 1,500 Everton fans would have been smack dab in the midst of Nuremburg fans, not segregated as usual. After discussions with the police, the team decided to take back the tickets.
Since the fans in question had yet to be charged for their tickets, it’s not quite as much trouble as it could have been. I guess Nuremburg doesn’t want their money, or anything. Just leave them alone!