MUST Challenges Supporters Impact of 2nd Everton Fixture Change
On 3rd September, four weeks after confirming their October televised fixtures that included United v Everton on Saturday 26th at 12:30pm, Sky announced an unprecedented further change to Sunday 28th October at 4pm to protect their Super Sunday programme that had been compromised by their rescheduling of Spurs v City to the Monday night. That commercial decision failed to acknowledge, let alone take account of, the implication for United (and some Everton) fans who had booked travel based on the originally confirmed date and time.
We immediately issued a strong statement through the media condemning this action and asking for compensation. You can read that statement, which was widely covered, here.
Supporters paying a high price for Sunday's Match
As our home fixture with Everton approaches, thanks to Sky’s decision to change their previously confirmed TV slot from Saturday lunchtime to Sunday afternoon, over 1000 supporters will have had to pay significant sums to revise their previously booked flights, trains and hotels and others will be forfeiting their non-refundable bookings as other personal commitments made on the basis of the original fixture time now prevent them from attending on the revised match day.