Linesman tells Man City players to thank fans who've paid £62 for Arsenal tickets | inside World Soccer

Linesman John Brooks is set to gain cult status after ordering Manchester City players to acknowledge the travelling support who have paid the expensive Arsenal ticket prices.

Matija Nastasić, Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott of Manchester City applaud the travelling fans
Matija Nastasić, Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott of Manchester City applaud the travelling fans

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Much of the build-up to Sunday's match at the Emirates was dominated by the news that the away team had returned close to a third of their allocation due to the high cost of tickets.

The Citizens were given a 3,000 allocation but 912 were sent back.

The match was classed as Category A and therefore carried the highest ticket cost for Arsenal's Premier League games.

However, the price of £62 was seen as too steep for many of the City faithful and the topic was raised over what constitutes a fair price in the current economic climate.

And it appears that linesman Brooks had similar thoughts on the issue, after being heard appearing telling City defender Joleon Lescott: "They've paid 62 quid over there, go and see them."

Of course some City fans will point to the fact they won at Arsenal for the first time since 1975 as proof that the day out in London was worth the expense.


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