Grez Posted December 6, 2009 Share Posted December 6, 2009 I've posted on this subject in the past, but I thought I would ask if anyone was seeing an increase in the 15 minute fan. After witnessing the Man City stampede at Ewood a few years back when 10,000 citeh fans appeared inside Ewood from no-where I asked how it was possible for it to happen. The policeman I spoke to at the time said "ask the club it was their idea to open the gates early". It turns out that when the bell goes in the BBE, the gates are open for people to leave. Unfortunately, loads of people also walk straight in for their free 15 mins of footy. Twice last season I saw the same problem of people nicking my friends seats when they were either out for a fag, or on holiday. Both times I had them ejected by stewards. Yesterday the same thing happened... a woman came and sat in front of me 15 minutes before the end again... once again I had her ejected. I spoke to the senior steward in the BBE and he said that it is is a problem and he was unsure why the club did not open the gates 5 mins before the end. Has anyone else spoken to the club? One day the citeh scenario will happen again and it is easily avoidable. Just imagine - you can watch 5 hours free footy a year being the 15 minute fan. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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