Away Fans In New Stadium

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A Bloody Brummie in first!! 😱😡

Was the visit to LR due to St Andrews being shutdown? Therefore Birmingham want to ground share?!! 🎣😁
 
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Dunno, but it doesn't exactly sit right. Even if was visiting the club for other reasons.
 

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Assuming DSA is Disabled Supporters Association? The guy could even be a local reporter for Brum, either way, a nice touch and it also allows the club to get feedback on the experience for a wheelchair user.
 
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Assuming DSA is Disabled Supporters Association? The guy could even be a local reporter for Brum, either way, a nice touch and it also allows the club to get feedback on the experience for a wheelchair user.
He is not a local reporter. He is a fan. That much is obvious from what he posted on his own social media account.
 

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Assuming DSA is Disabled Supporters Association? The guy could even be a local reporter for Brum, either way, a nice touch and it also allows the club to get feedback on the experience for a wheelchair user.
I am sure, if they wanted to know wheelchair experiences before full opening, they could have asked a brentford fan for their opinion.
 

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I am sure, if they wanted to know wheelchair experiences before full opening, they could have asked a brentford fan for their opinion.
How do you know they haven't?

Besides, it's never any harm to get a second opinion - esp from someone (DSA) with expert knowledge.
 

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Bigger things in life surely than to worry about one fan attending the game?!

Well, one in that photo. I suspect many hundreds more were actually let in :judge:
 

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Yeah, doesn't matter too much. This probably hasn't been the first time and probably won't be the last. We'll all be going to games in a few months with any luck.
 

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Grow up. The Geezer is in a wheelchair. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.
I’m guessing calling a bloke in a wheel chair a w*nker is probably a non-starter.
Even without the wheelchair, those comments are a bit childish (imo).
All well intentioned, I'm sure, but slightly patronising.

He's an away fan in our ground, I'm assuming in a professional capacity? Chiding people for joking about that fact "because he's in a wheelchair" is completely missing the point.
 

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All well intentioned, I'm sure, but slightly patronising.

He's an away fan in our ground, I'm assuming in a professional capacity? Chiding people for joking about that fact "because he's in a wheelchair" is completely missing the point.

As you are clearly a far more rounded individual than I, what pray tell, is the point that I am missing?
 

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All well intentioned, I'm sure, but slightly patronising.

He's an away fan in our ground, I'm assuming in a professional capacity? Chiding people for joking about that fact "because he's in a wheelchair" is completely missing the point.
He is not a normal fan. No way would he have been let in otherwise. So he must be associated with Brum someway. Him cheering them on is no different to Gilham or Varney or even MB encouraging the Bees. So no story here. Move on.
 

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As you are clearly a far more rounded individual than I, what pray tell, is the point that I am missing?
The point is, the fact he's a wheelchair user has bugger all to do with any of the jokes that have been made about him being an away fan in our ground. Yet three people have brought it up 🤨
 

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The point is, the fact he's a wheelchair user has bugger all to do with any of the jokes that have been made about him being an away fan in our ground. Yet three people have brought it up 🤨

It does make him an “easier” target though.
I will try to be a bit more woke in my future posting.
 
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He is not a normal fan. No way would he have been let in otherwise. So he must be associated with Brum someway. Him cheering them on is no different to Gilham or Varney or even MB encouraging the Bees. So no story here. Move on.
He's an away fan in our ground, I'm assuming in a professional capacity? Chiding people for joking about that fact "because he's in a wheelchair" is completely missing the point.
I don't believe he was there in a professional capacity. Certainly not a member of the press. As he stated on Facebook, he went to a meeting earlier in the day and was invited to watch the game!
 

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I think the fact he is in a wheelchair is irrelevant. Why is he there cheering on his team, yet I am not allowed to and will have no chance to in the near future?
 

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I think the fact he is in a wheelchair is irrelevant. Why is he there cheering on his team, yet I am not allowed to and will have no chance to in the near future?
That is the bigger picture.
He has been shown to not be a member of staff, or anything connected with either club.
Only thing he mentions is that he had a meeting, with the club? In London? The latter sounds more likely. So how did he get permission to attend a game, because he was local, yet local fans, abled or not, have to watch from home.
 

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I think the fact he is in a wheelchair is irrelevant. Why is he there cheering on his team, yet I am not allowed to and will have no chance to in the near future?
Union Berlin had their Ultras shoveling snow inside the ground and then supporting them during a match. They were just charged a minor fine.
 

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I was prepared to be outraged when I saw the title of this thread but is it not just one bloke who appears to have attended some sort of accessibility meeting (at a guess about the ‘new’ stadium) and he’s been offered to stay to watch the match afterwards? 🤷‍♂️
 

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Looks like the title thread should be changed to 'fan' rather than 'fans' then.

Yours, 'No longer disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.'
 
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