Salford Red Devils fans have taken to Twitter to voice their disappointment at the RFL after Salford’s fixture against Toulouse was changed last night.
The game, which was to be played on Sunday 30th September, will now be played on Thursday 27th at 7:45pm.
The decision to change the game was out of the clubs hands however, which was explained on the club’s official website.
“Our final home game of the season against Toulouse has been moved forward to Thursday 27thSeptember, 7:45pm kick-off, so the game can be broadcast live on Sky Sports.”
The decision to change the fixture, just over a week before its intended date, has sparked a social media backlash from Devils fans. The reds faithful vented their anger on Twitter, with fans explaining that they now cannot get to the fixture, given it has been changed from a Sunday afternoon to a Thursday evening.
So it’s the fans who miss out again. As a Salford fan who now lives down south, I’d planned my next 2 weekends around the Broncos and Olympique games. I’ll now miss both of them. So disappointing to end the season like this ??
— Colin Walker (@ColinW4lker) September 17, 2018
My season ticket just went in the bin. Useless, as I can’t go on Thursday night. See you next year.
— Richard Morton (@Derek_Smalls) September 17, 2018
Made plans to come Sunday.. Wish I could just change my working week at such short notice. Why bother publishing fixture list at all if it isn’t stuck too?
— Lesley kynaston (@lesley_kynaston) September 17, 2018
Sorry lads – won’t be able to make this along with the London game on Saturday. The two games I was looking forward to the most have been taken away and I’m absolutely gutted.
— TRK (@TRKiernan) September 17, 2018
The much anticipated game is the final home fixture in Salford Red Devils season. The change will no doubt be a big blow to the club, with attendances expected to be much lower than the original date. The change could have longer lasting affects as well, with one fan even claiming that they may no longer wish to watch the team next season.
Joke, won’t be able to go now as I’m working. Will seriously consider not buying a season tkt next yr.
— steve whitehouse (@whitetyson1976) September 17, 2018
The club have acknowledged that fans fans who will now miss the game are disappointed with the decision, reiterating that it is out of their hands.
“We realise this is scant consolation to fans who have booked travel and accommodation to London or who may now not be able to make the final home game of the season, but, unfortunately, due to the operational rules these games and dates of games were to be played were taken out of our hands.”
Salford had recently been on a five match winning streak before this weekends 16-18 defeat to Leeds. The Red Devils will be looking to end their home season on a high with a victory over Toulouse at the AJ Bell Stadium on the newly arranged date.