Report: Forest legends set to snub anniversary celebrations

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Members of Nottingham Forest's historic European Cup-winning side have objected to the ticket prices charged to fans for the 150th anniversary dinner.

Members of Nottingham Forest's European Cup-winning have said they intend to boycott an event celebrating the club's 150th anniversary, describing ticket prices being charged to fans as "scandalous".

According to The Guardian, Colin Barrett and John Robertson have already confirmed they will not be attending the gala dinner, accusing the event of being an unfair money-making exercise.

Both players were a strong part of one of Forest's most successful eras, which saw them win the European Cup - the predecessor to the Champions League - in 1979 and 1980.

The club are reportedly charging up to £2,400 for a table of 10 to attend the event on May 2nd, with other packages priced at £1,800 and £1,200.

A limited number of individual tickets will be priced at £180, prices that Barrett, who scored the goal that helped knock out Liverpool on Forest's road to European glory in '79, will prevent many supporters from attending.

He said: “How can they justify those prices? How can you justify celebrating 150 years of a club’s history and deciding to turn it into an elite night that prices out so many fans?

"Some businesses might buy these tickets but I would imagine this has wiped out 99.9 per cent of the supporters.”

Barrett added that he would instead attend a march organised the supporters themselves before the home game with Brentford on April 2nd.

The Guardian report other players are also expected to boycott the event, which will celebrate Forest's formation in 1865. The club is currently 15th in the Championship

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