Ipswich Town are due to host Leeds United on the season’s final day.
Ipswich Town fans are reacting after the club chose to bring forward their traditional end-of-season lap of honour just days after doubling Leeds United’s final day ticket allocation.
Leeds will now bring 4,000 supporters to Portman Road (with many more likely to surface in home areas) for a game in which they could be celebrating promotion back to the Premier League.
And the Ipswich players, whose relegation was confirmed earlier this month, will show their appreciation after Monday’s visit of Swansea City instead.
Some of a Tractor Boys’ persuasion aren’t best pleased with the news, however.
This is what’s being said on Twitter…
Makes real sense, I’m sure the Leeds match would be to chaotic to do it.— Steve Lewis (@lewyitfc) 18 April 2019
Looks like Leeds have told us to have the lap of appreciation on another day.— Stephen Carter (@steve78itfc) 18 April 2019
Why? Scared of Leeds? Ridiculous decision. Sorry Ipswich, but this is wrong!— Boring Joe (@JosephGrandad) 18 April 2019
Since when were we this terrified of Leeds!?— James Powley (@JLJPowley) 18 April 2019
No because the Leeds fans will invade the pitch— DomThrower (@Dom_Thrower) 18 April 2019
Not right it should be the last game. Suspect the reason is security against Leeds but this should not casue a traditional walk around on the last home game to be changed. Make Leeds lay for more security— Tony Robinson (@robinsontonyLIR) 18 April 2019
Would have been better against Leeds, getting seats thrown at them when we’ve kept them down— Cameron (@lawseyitfc) 18 April 2019
Leeds currently hold a three-point lead over third-placed Sheffield United ahead of their final four Championship fixtures.
And given the topsy-turvy nature of this season’s race for second, it is likely the pair’s fate will be decided on the final day.
What do you make of the Tractor Boys’ announcement?