Accrington Stanley supporters will be able to buy tickets for a third round FA Cup encounter with Manchester United that will not, in fact, be taking place.
The club have 250 commemorative tickets on sale to celebrate the game against Manchester United they would have played if they had got past Yeovil in round two of the competition.
The League Two side stated on their website: “To mark the club’s FA Cup run 250 special edition commemorative tickets for the third round tie with Manchester United that would have followed a second-round replay win at Yeovil are being issued and available to buy for just £20 each.”
The extra funds made by the sale of the United tickets will go towards strengthening the squad with the Stanley chairman claiming the proceeds “could be the difference between us making the play-offs or narrowly missing out.”
The football world as well as Stanley fans have been bemused at the fact the club is trying to make money out of a game that hasn’t and isn’t going to happen.
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Stanley fans also seem to be surprised at the fact that the club are celebrating such a short cup run with one fan stating "In reality, it's hardly an FA Cup run. We entered round one and exited round two."
Whilst Stanley rue the missed opportunity to have the world’s biggest club visit the Crown Ground at least their fans can buy a ticket to a game that isn’t going to happen.
Manchester United, meanwhile, were able to overcome Yeovil in the third round, with goals from Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria doing the job at Huish Park.
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