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‘Stupid, ridiculous and pathetic’ Our verdict on the farce awaiting Wolves


A 21,000 crowd will watch Wolverhampton Wanderers play in a ‘behind-closed-doors’ match against Slovan Bratislava on Thursday evening.

The Europa League group stage clash was due to be played without supporters at Tehelné pole after a portion of the Slovakian club’s fans chanted racist abuse during their play-off match with PAOK in August.

Under UEFA rules 5,000 children from local football academies and schools are permitted to attend behind-closed-doors matches and around that figure watched Slovan defeat Besiktas 4-2 in their opening Group K game.

But for some reason, Slovan have been allowed to distribute 21,000 tickets to locals for Thursday’s game. Meanwhile, Wolves have only been given 200 tickets priced at £55 each.

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The decision has understandably irked supporters who have travelled to Belfast, Yerevan, Turin and Istanbul in their numbers in the Europa League so far this season.

“A behind-closed-doors sell-out,” said captain Conor Coady when asked about the bizarre situation Wolves’ players will find themselves in come Thursday. “It’s a bit mad.”

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo added: “I prefer to play with people (inside the ground) and my players do for sure, even if they are young people!”

Our Wolves reporter Alex Dicken has given his thoughts on a truly farcical turn of events in the video at the top of the page.





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