West Brom fans cashing in on Fergie’s retirement ahead of Manchester United match
West Brom fans are receiving an unexpected windfall following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of the season.
The Baggies’ final match of the season is at home to Manchester United, which means it is also Fergie’s last game in the dugout.
With United fans desperate to be there to see him off, West Brom fans are now selling their tickets for up to £2,500. That figure is likely to rise as the match gets closer.
Alan Cleverly, secretary of the West Brom Supporters Association, is not impressed with fellow supporters who are choosing to cash-in.
He said: “A true West Brom fan wouldn’t sell a ticket. I have heard £600 quoted but there is lots of talk about tickets going for even more. Depending on what part of the stadium you are in, the tickets are only worth £30 or £40.
“From a personal point of view, they can’t offer me enough money to sell my seat. Yes, £600 or more is tempting but a true West Brom fan wouldn’t sell.”
Despite that, there is no shortage of Baggies supporters happy to sell up.