Premier League champions Manchester City have been forced to send 2,000 tickets for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final back to the Football Association.
Pep Guardiola's side have been allocated 30,000 tickets for the match at Wembley against Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion, so far selling just over 80% of their section.
There have been concerns from supporters groups about Saturday's fixture, as the 5:30 pm kick-off time, coupled with the last train out of London Euston being at 9:24 pm, will not allow supporters much breathing space to make it back to the north-west.
While not as major, it is just the latest example of the fans' needs being overlooked by the decision makers in England following Newcastle United's away trip to Arsenal on Monday night - a game which didn't finish until 9:50 pm.
Man City sending 2,000 tickets back to the FA for the semi-final this weekend - because they can't sell them - might be the most tinpot thing I've ever heard.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) April 4, 2019
That match was Newcastle's 15th Monday night game away from home in a row in the Premier League, with their last at St. James' Park coming against Wigan Athletic in 2012.
Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this weekend will kick-off a three-game run in the capital city, spanning over just eight days.
City then have two home matches in a row against Tottenham in what could prove to be a make or break week in their hopes of winning the quadruple this season.