Angry Wigan Athletic fans blast Leeds United and threaten boycott

Wigan fans are upset at the ticket prices for the away game with Leeds United on Boxing Day.

Tickets for the Boxing Day clash between Leeds and Wigan went on sale on Tuesday, and fans of the Latics were not impressed.

Supporters criticised the prices, which are as high as £36 and £41 for the away fans, and talk of a boycott is even being discussed.

While such mass action is highly difficult to orchestrate and successfully pull off, the fact it is being discussed shows the level of unhappiness at the prices.

In fairness to Leeds, they are not the only club to charge similar amounts. Their own away support were equally put out at being charged £40 for the away trip to Norwich City in October.

The Football Supporters Federation launched a campaign in 2013 demanding a £20 limit on prices for away fans, who already have to fork out considerably for travel costs and food and drink.

In the Premier League last season, Manchester City fans were charged £62 to go and watch Arsenal at The Emirates.

To find out more about the 20 is Plenty petition click here

Below you can see how Wigan fans reacted to the prices being announced:

One Leeds fan took exception to the comments, taking a dig at Wigan fans, who average one of the lower travelling fanbases in the Championship.

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