Wrexham praised for 's**thousery' before League Two match as rival owner aims dig at Ryan Reynolds
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Wrexham fans have praised the club for reducing ticket prices for their League Two match against Accrington - shortly after their opponents had raised their prices for the reverse fixture.
But the Lancashire club attracted some criticism from visiting supporters after increasing the ticket prices by £5 for that specific fixture, citing high costs as a reason.
In response, Wrexham released an official statement prior to the match, which read: "In response to Accrington Stanley's decision to increase the matchday price by £5 from that previously charged at Wham Stadium for league games this season, we have decided to reduce the price of matchday tickets by £5 for the return game at the STōK Cae Ras on 02/03/2024."
In response to Accrington Stanley's decision to increase the matchday price by £5 from that previously charged at Wham Stadium for league games this season, we have decided to reduce the price of matchday tickets by £5 for the return game at the STōK Cae Ras on 02/03/2023.— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) November 18, 2023
Fans praised the Red Dragons for their decision on X (Twitter), with one writing: "Classy response rather than charging their fans more."
Another added: "Our club showing their class as always!"
And a third said: "Savage move ... well done!"
Accrington supporters argued their case, with the fixture being listed as Category A - the highest category - in terms of policing, as well as the high away ticket allocation, both presented as major factors behind the decision to increase prices.
And Stanley owner Andy Holt also criticised Wrexham's statement, writing: "When costs are already high, the last thing football needs is stupid mistimed statements.
"It's surprising how stupid given a former CEO of the EFL [Shaun Harvey] is employed by you.
"Let's have a great day for all fans safely, whatever the outcome on the pitch."
When costs are already high @Wrexham_AFC the last thing football needs is stupid mistimed statements.— Andyh (@AndyhHolt) November 18, 2023
It’s surprising how stupid given a former CEO of @EFL is employed by you.
Let’s have a great day for all fans safely, whatever the outcome on the pitch.
When asked by a supporter whether he charged the same prices for other high-profile EFL clubs in League One last season, Holt replied: "Yes we did.
"It'll be £20 next year if we meet again. The allocation will be lower but the max we can give without all the extra costs. Easy sorted."
After the match, the Stanley owner aimed a dig at Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds: "Accrington 2 Hollywood nil.
"I think Ryan Reynolds should cut prices by a tenner @Wrexham_AFC.
"Safe journey home folks. Get that on Netflix Ryan lad."
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