As pre-season begins for clubs up and down the country, Premier League clubs often jet off to foreign countries to compete in friendly tournaments against a variety of teams and Crystal Palace are no different. This summer the Eagles have travelled to Switzerland to play in the Uhrencup against FC Luzern and BSC Young Boys.
The club announced that fans of the south London club who are unable to travel to Switzerland to support the team can stream the games at home, but for a price. The streams are only available to certain members on the club’s website, and this has angered many Palace fans who have already bought season tickets worth between £500 and £750, as they would have to pay a further fee of £45 to watch the games.
You can see all of the reaction to the announcement below:
???????? Not heading to Switzerland for the Uhrencup?
???? We will be streaming both games and other selected pre-season fixtures for Gold and International members!
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 4, 2019
What about season ticket holders ay?! Or have you forgot what loyalty is??
— Tommy (@Tommy_Twells) July 4, 2019
No, I can only afford a season ticket. I hope the privileged few enjoy the streams.
— Andy Walker (@andytheeagle) July 4, 2019
Not season ticket holders? Nah
— Samuel Margo (@SamuelMargo) July 4, 2019
What’s happening to our club? This isn’t us. Awful idea, after last year’s home form us season ticket holders deserve more
— Chris Brown (@ChrisCPFC8) July 4, 2019
Not for season ticket holders though?..
— Harvey (@Wheddsta) July 4, 2019
Because season ticket holders don’t pay enough money
— Lindsay Gordon (@linzisueboo) July 4, 2019
Season ticket holder for more years than I care to remember, pre purchased programmes, food and drink in the AW, 8-10 away games per season. Shame on you.
— Arthur Block (V) (@ArthurBlockV) July 4, 2019
Bang out of order, asking season ticket holders to also purchase a separate membership package to get these streams. Knocking a tenner off the price is hardly going to make up for this.
— Chris Wilson (@ciw1973) July 5, 2019