A Worcester City fan has had his ticket order for a home section of Glanford Park cancelled because he has a Worcester post code, ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie.
Dave Higgins bought seats in the family stand for the second-round tie for himself and 10-year-old son Leon through the Iron’s official website, but will not be able to attend the game.
Worcester’s allocation of 2,200 sold out last month and Scunthorpe proceeded to make the match all-ticket match.
Higgins told the Worcester News: “I got an e-mail confirming the tickets and that they had taken the money but I had a call saying we wouldn’t be able to have the tickets because the postal address was Worcester.
“We were at the Coventry game and I promised my son I would take him to the next round.
“I know about football crowds but I have got a 10-year-old and I have never come across a situation like this. The magic of the FA Cup has been taken away.”
United’s general manager David Beeby has urged Worcester supporters not to travel without tickets.
“Tickets are available online but it clearly says that they are for home fans only.
“We had one or two Worcester fans who have purchased tickets and we have got in touch with them and refunded the money and explained we are not in a position to sell them in order to comply with our safety certificate.
“We realise it’s a big game for them but we strongly advise supporters not to travel without tickets or to buy them in the home sections of the ground for safety reasons.
“I know there’s no history of trouble between the clubs but football is a passionate game and we have to maintain the segregation.”
4,500 tickets have been sold for the game with United expecting to pass the 5,000 mark ahead of Sunday’s 2pm kick off.