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Premier League club’s fans boycott FA Cup clash with ground set to be half empty live on TV

FULHAM fans are planning to boycott tonight’s FA Cup fourth round match against Newcastle.

The cheapest adult ticket for tonight’s 7pm kickoff is priced at £40, which was also the case for Wednesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat against Liverpool.

Fulham fans posted screen grabs yesterday showing that many seats had failed to sell

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Fulham fans posted screen grabs yesterday showing that many seats had failed to sell

Ahead of tonight’s game, the Fulham Supporters Trust wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter): “We are disappointed with some aspects of the pricing for our FA Cup game v Newcastle, not least no guaranteed window for season ticket holders.

“After encouraging changes to ticketing arrangements for our cup game v Liverpool, this is a step back. #AffordableFulham.”

While the Trust itself has not called for a boycott of the game, many fans have announced their intention to boycott under the #AffordableFulham hashtag.

That’s led to speculation that there will be many empty seats on show when the game is broadcast on ITV4tonight.

With the window for buying tickets closing on Friday evening, it is hard to estimate tonight’s attendance currently.

And while Fulham have said that they are satisfied with the number of tickets sold for tonight’s game, they have declined to comment on the suggestion of a potential boycott.

Meanwhile, fans online have claimed that as many as 50 per cent of tonight’s tickets have failed to sell.

One fan tweeted: “My estimation is that less than 50% of seats have been sold for Saturday evening. Stay strong Fulham supporters as this will send a clear message to those who believe they run OUR club. #boycottFulham #affordableFulham.”

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Another wrote about the boycott: “A powerful reminder that our fans are frustrated by the lack of reciprocal loyalty shown by the Club in some key pricing decisions, particularly towards season ticket holders.

It’ll be difficult, but I’m staying away on Saturday, because we deserve a better deal. #AffordableFulham.”

The Newcastle United Supporters Club also took to X to announce their solidarity with Fulham’s boycott, writing: “Fair play to the Fulham fans making a stand tonight.

“We fully support @FulhamSuppTrust and the #AffordableFulham campaign. £40 for a Saturday night game on TV is crazy and takes advantage of supporters.”

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