Burnley fan’s 50-mile away trip to his own doorstep

Posted by - September 29, 2009 - Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Oddballs

Away from home

A Burnley fan who lives near rivals Blackburn Rovers’ ground has been told he will have to make a 50-mile away trip to Ewood Park for Saturday’s Lancashire derby.

Jason Taylor is the victim of tight restrictions on the movement of away fans following the violence at the recent West Ham and Millwall game. Despite living four minutes’ walk away from Ewood Park, but has to go on a four hour car and bus journey to link up with fellow Clarets fans.

He said: “I’ll be getting up at 7.30am for a game four minutes away. I’m very frustrated at these measures which are totally over the top. I’ll spend the day in the car, the coach and on the motorway.”

Jason will travel to Turf Moor to get a coach back to his own doorstep. And after the match – with his house just four minutes away – Jason will be herded up with the other Burnley fans and put on a coach back to Turf Moor where he can collect his car and begin the final 13-mile drive home!