Thursday December 13, 2007
FC United boycott threat
The Unibond League club Curzon Ashton could lose £10,000 in gate and catering revenue if a planned boycott by fans of FC United, the club formed by disaffected Manchester United supporters, goes ahead. FC United's board has urged fans not to travel to Curzon on December 29 after the league switched kick off to 12.45pm to accommodate an internet broadcast deal. One of FC United's founding principles was the protest at shifting kick-off times and both clubs have asked the league to reconsider. "We did oppose it but it is in the rules," added Curzon's Graham Shuttleworth. Curzon will receive £400 in facility fees for the broadcast but could lose thousands if the expected 1,200 travelling FC United fans do not attend.
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