Officials at Cheltenham Town Football Club have condemned comments made on Twitter by an opposition player calling the club “sloppy, desperate [and] greedy”.
Portsmouth central defender Sonny Bradley tweeted more than 4,600 followers today after he was declined complimentary tickets for tomorrow's League Two fixture at the Abbey Business Stadium.
Cheltenham Town defended its decision.
Rules state that, for league games, club’s are not obliged to offer complimentary tickets.
The club also confirmed that it has never asked for complimentary tickets when players travel on away fixtures.
James Brown, media and communications officer at Cheltenham Town FC, said: “No club is under any obligation to give opposition players’ families tickets for league games.
“Most League Two clubs don’t give tickets to the friends and families of opposition players so to be singled out is disappointing.
“We’re surprised to see a tweet like that from a professional footballer especially because the player has played in this division for the past few seasons and should really know what to expect.”
Sonny Bradley tweeted: “Cheltenham not providing complimentary tickets for family. Sloppy, desperate, greedy.”
The Football Association are aware of the incident and said the act “did not breach any of its regulations” so no action would need to be taken.