Arsenal have been asked if they would be able to support a fixture move for their clash with Liverpool, moving the date from Saturday 23 December to the following day.
The Reds supporters group Spirit of Shankly have already released a statement opposing the proposed move, which they claim would leave many fans struggling to return to their homes until the early hours of Christmas Day with limited means of public transport paired with the usual rush of people doing their last minute Christmas preparations in London also overloading the available means of travel.
SOS released a statement stating: “It is our understanding that Arsenal have been asked if they can staff such a fixture and the Metropolitan Police have been approached for their view.
“Changing the date to Christmas Eve would have untold impact on staff and supporters, particularly away fans. Depending on kickoff time, and depleted public transport links, the majority of travelling Liverpool supporters would not get home until the early hours of Christmas morning.
“SOS are contacting relevant personnel to put forward our case that it is completely unacceptable to expect fans to travel for a match at this time.”
Sky are yet to release their choices for the busy festive schedule as of yet, but have clearly asked if it would be possible to have the crunch clash between our side and Liverpool.
As home fans we would have much less cause to complain about such a fixture move, although they do sometimes like to put on the odd evening match over the festive period, although this would surely not be one of those occasions!
Should we work with Liverpool to oppose the proposed fixture change?