'Missing' Leicester City fans angry snow-hit game went ahead
Fans have expressed their frustration and anger at missing Leicester City's game with Middlesborough.
A little more than 8,500 made it to the King Power Stadium on Friday, despite more than 20,000 tickets being sold.
In a letter to the football club, One fan Edy O'Connor, of Leicester, expressed his dismay at the club's "irresponsible" decision.
"I was utterly dismayed at the club's decision to go ahead and play the game," he said.
"The pitch may well have been playable but the game was inaccessible for the majority of your supporters.
"Your actions showed a complete disregard for the safety of supporters like myself.
"Your decision to go ahead with the game will undoubtedly have put a great deal of additional pressure on the emergency services."
O'Connor has been a season ticket holder for 25 years and he said he hardly ever misses a game.
Trevor Houston, from Blaby, sent a letter to the Mercury describing his "disgust".
"It was absolutely apparent to everyone that the dangerous conditions during the day made it almost impossible for the vast majority of supporters to attend the match," he said.
"This was confirmed with a decision by both First and Arriva to stop bus services from 6pm.
"Unfortunately myself, and I suspect the majority of Leicester City supporters, are of the opinion that the club have a cynical opinion of the supporters and now consider money far more important than the band of loyal Leicester City supporters.
"I, for one, will not be renewing my season ticket, irrespective of Championship or Premier League football."
Many other City fans took to Twitter to express their anger.
Tom Clarke wrote: "The pitch is fine, but they should call it off due to the safety of the fans."
Elliot Watson believed the decision prioritised television viewers over the supporters.
"Disgrace how Leicester City fans can't get to the game but it goes ahead for all the armchair fans to watch on telly," he said.
Darren Oliver agreed. "This game should be off – it's too dangerous for fans to travel," he said.