Tickets for Leicester City’s final home game of the season against Everton are being sold for more than £15,000 a pair on ticket resale websites.
The Foxes are seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table with five games remaining, and they could either have to wait to be crowned champions on May 7, or even require a result to make it certain.
Either way, the tickets for the game have sold out in record time, and it has unfortunately led to some looking to exploit the occasion by selling tickets on resale sites.
Tickets began appearing on unofficial sites with a price tag of almost £8,000 each within hours of the game selling out, in some cases with the buyers being required to buy two tickets each transaction.
Naturally, it has led to an angry response from Leicester supporters unable to get a ticket for a face value price, and the club may be forced to act in an attempt to ensure that the right individuals get their hands on the tickets without having to pay extortionate prices.
A club spokesman said: “Demand was higher for City’s final home match and penultimate league fixture of an extraordinary campaign, with the vast majority of Gold and Family Fox Members able to secure their seat,” as reported by Sky Sports.
He added: “The unauthorised sale of football tickets is a criminal offence under UK law. Leicester City Football Club will take action against any ticket touting or any attempt to resell tickets for above their face value.
“We encourage all supporters to report any such activity to the Club.”
While this is an unwanted distraction for the club as they are on the cusp of making history with their first Premier League title, Claudio Ranieri and his men will be purely focused on the task in hand in the coming weeks.
The Italian tactician prepares his side to face West Ham United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, which will be followed by second-placed Tottenham’s clash at Stoke City on Monday.