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Controversy as Valencia refuse to sell tickets to Alicante natives

Controversy as Valencia refuse to sell tickets to Alicante natives

Valencia refused to sell tickets for their B team’s game with Hercules at the weekend to visiting supporters.

The lower league fixture which took place in the Antonio Puchades Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna stadium was marked by controversy after travelling fans were unable to attend, being turned away by ticket sellers.

200 tickets were sent to Hercules for pre-sale in the middle of last week, but they were sold in a matter of minutes – making the weekend fixture a bigger than expected – local derby.

Despite the sales, Valencia refused to sell tickets to those fans who traveled on the day to purchase them and they were ultimately, denied entry.

Places of birth were even asked and checked as people approached the ticket offices on the day, leaving Hercules’ fans upset and unable to get in.

Hercules are now expected to lodge a formal complaint, which will be investigated by the Spanish Football Federation.

The game saw second placed Hercules face 10th place Valencia B and it ended 0-0 with visiting player, Pol Bueso, sent off in the 86th minute.

Hercules, who were once in La Liga, are aiming to gain promotion to La Liga 123 and sit joint top with Villarreal’s B side, who have 16 points from eight games.

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