Liverpool fans are unhappy their FA Cup clash with Exeter has been moved to Friday

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Football games are always being moved to accommodate television companies. The days of three o'clock kick-offs across the country are well and truly gone.

The FA Cup is a competition that has often been accused of losing its magic in recent years and the latest fixture change has gone down like a lead balloon with Liverpool fans.

The Anfield giants face a potential giant-killing when they travel to face League Two outfit Exeter City at St. James' Park in the third round.


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But fans have been venting their anger on Twitter after it was announced the match had been moved to Friday evening to be broadcast live on the BBC.

Not only does it take over five hours to make the trip from Merseyside to the southwest, but the last train from Exeter to Liverpool departs 90 minutes before kick-off.

The lack of public transport leaves fans with the option of buying a hotel for the night or tackling to the long journey back after full time.

And, it's fair to say, Liverpool supporters and football fans as a whole are less than impressed with the BBC's decision.

The decision is just another example of football fans being a second thought for broadcasting companies and only adds to Reds fans' problems with four away games in the space of nine days.

Liverpool travel to Sunderland on December 30 before a trip to West Ham United three days later.

They also have a Tuesday night game against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup before their Friday matchup with Exeter.

Should the BBC have chosen another game to broadcast on Friday night? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below

Steven Gerrard
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