Fans flock to different kind of Blues
TWO big-hearted Ipswich fans have donated season tickets to allow the disadvantaged spur on the Blues.But we're not talking the Tractor Boys here but AFC Wimbledon! AFC Wimbledon was founded this summer and is funded by fans angry at Wimbledon Football Club's planned controversial move to Milton Keynes.
By Nick Richards
TWO Ipswich Town fans have donated season tickets to allow the disadvantaged to spur on
We're not talking Tractor Boys here but... AFC Wimbledon!
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The fledging club has attracted sympathetic support from many fans of other clubs who are adopting the new club as a second team to follow.
AFC Wimbledon confirmed that two unidentified Ipswich fans purchased season tickets for the club and donated them back to be issued to disadvantaged fans.
Wimbledon FC, who are in the First Division with Ipswich, were refused permission to build a new ground in London and saw the move to Milton Keynes as a way of saving
The league club drew a mere 668 home fans to their opening First Division game against Gillingham last Saturday at Selhurst Park, the ground they share with Crystal Palace.
Fans loyal to the league club are staging a protest this season by not watching the club during their First Division club campaign while others will be following the newly-formed AFC Wimbledon instead.
Trevor Williams, AFC Wimbledon club secretary, said: "Two fans have purchased tickets for games. One bought four child-terracing tickets at £25 each and another an adult terrace ticket for £150.
"They have given them to the club to issue when we want to which is a fantastic gesture. We will be thanking them for their help and will invite them down to come and watch a game.
"We've had support from fans of other clubs all over the country but the gesture of these two Ipswich fans is unique.
"It's great that somebody else will benefit from the sale of these tickets and nobody else has done it.
"We have had donations from other clubs, such as Wolves and Norwich and we've also sold football shirts to fans in Ipswich and Swansea.."
Mr Williams said the club had sold almost 1,200 season tickets. AFC Wimbledon will be kicking off in the Combined Counties League Premier Division on Saturday at Sandhurst Town.