Video: Linesman John Brooks wades in on the Arsenal vs Manchester City ticket price controversy

Posted by - January 14, 2013 - Arsenal, Football videos, Manchester City

Match officials are usually only thrust into the limelight when they make poor decisions, but linesman John Brooks is set to gain cult status (at least one letter apart from the status fans usually afford linesman) after commenting on Arsenal ticket prices within range of a TV microphone.

Brooks could be heard telling Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott: “They’ve paid sixty-two quid over there, go and see them.”

He was referring to the controversial ticket prices for the Arsenal vs Manchester City match, which saw the champions return more than 900 unsold tickets to the Gunners after supporters opted not to pay the £62 asking price.