Oldham ban supporters from buying tickets for next two games
Oldham BAN all non-season ticket holders from buying tickets for next two games after protests against Abdallah Lemasgam’s ownership of the League Two club
- Anyone who does not have a season ticket can’t attend their next two games
- Sale of tickets have been suspended for the Leyton Orient and Hartlepool games
- It comes after protests this season over the ownership of the League Two club
- Fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch in the game against Accrington Stanley
Oldham have banned their own supporters from buying tickets for the next two matches.
Fans of the Lancashire side have protested on a number of occasions this season at owner Abdallah Lemsagam’s disastrous reign which has seen them drop to second-bottom of League Two, invading the pitch on a number of occasions including during Saturday’s embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Barrow.
And in a move that has sparked uproar, the club has barred anyone who does not have a season ticket from buying a ticket for this weekend’s trip to Leyton Orient. Sales of tickets for next weekend’s home match with Hartlepool have been suspended while season tickets have also been withdrawn from sale.
Oldham have barred anyone who doesn’t have a season ticket from attending their next two games
It comes after a number of protests from supporters over the ownership of the club
A statement on the troubled Latics’ website read: ‘In light of ongoing issues with crowd behaviour at Boundary Park, several meetings have taken place and will continue to do so with the local authorities, including Greater Manchester Police.
‘In the meantime, the club have been advised to change its ticketing arrangements for the forthcoming matches.’
The move has been widely ridiculed by supporters, many of whom are desperate for a change of ownership.
Under Lemsagam, who is installed his much-criticised brother Mohamed as sporting director, Oldham plunged into the bottom tier and, including caretakers, have employed nine managers in three years.
A peaceful, joint protest had been planned with Orient supporters at Brisbane Road on Saturday.
Fans will be unable to buy tickets for the games against Leyton Orient and Hartlepool
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