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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan to reimburse fans who travelled to Derby County

Cardiff owner Tan to reimburse fans
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Cardiff City confirm that owner Vincent Tan has pledged to reimburse fans who travelled to the East Midlands for Sunday's postponed Championship game at Derby County.

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has pledged to reimburse fans who made the wasted journey to the East Midlands for Sunday's postponed Championship game at Derby County.

The Rams called off the fixture just a few hours before kickoff, citing unsafe conditions due to heavy snow in the area.

Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock claimed that the decision was a "disgrace", while chief executive Ken Choo had urged Derby to reimburse Cardiff's 2,600 away supporters for their travel and ticket costs.

The EFL has since released a statement confirming that it "remains satisfied" with the reasons given by Derby.

"Whilst the club has noted the EFL's findings in relation to the postponement of last Sunday's game, it doesn't mask the disappointment we feel," Choo wrote in a follow-up statement.

"Of paramount importance to us throughout this process was that our supporters were treated fairly and with respect. Today's findings don't acknowledge the wasted efforts and expenditure incurred by those who travelled to the game last weekend.

"It was our contention that the very least we could expect from this investigation was that our supporters would be recompensed by Derby County: not as an admission of wrongdoing on their part, but as a simple human gesture and in the spirit of the game. For this not to be forthcoming has disappointed us more than anything.

"I've been in contact with Tan Sri Vincent Tan throughout this process and, in the absence of goodwill, he will be personally reimbursing all officially organised supporter coach travel that made its way to the postponed game. We now look forward to putting this unsavoury episode behind us and concentrating on our targets for the remainder of the season."

The rearranged fixture will take place on Tuesday, April 24.


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