An unfortunate fan of English League One football club Coventry City found his EFL Checkatrade Trophy final tickets for Wembley ravaged by his dogs.
Despite the club’s league misery and likely relegation into the fourth tier of English football, City fans have been boosted by its success in the cup competition, winning 2-1 in the final yesterday (Sunday) against Oxford United.
With the final two days away, Jamie Conneely woke up to find his suitcase for his family’s trip to Wembley completely torn to shreds by his two husky dogs – the tickets and all.
He was left with only two out of the six tickets he had purchased, and worried he had let his family and friends down.
In an attempt to renew the situation, Conneely was on the phone to try to get replacements.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Since 9am this morning (Friday), I’ve been on the phone non-stop to Coventry City. I spoke to Wembley and they said I had to speak to the club. There’s just no getting through on the phone and I can’t exactly go to the ticket office because I live in Dorset.”
Conneely, his partner, and his stepson attended the game.
Of the crowd of 74,434 at the final game yesterday, Coventry City fans made up well over half, with 43,000 supporters travelling to Wembley.
The League One club had been allocated a further 6,000 tickets for the game following convincing sales of its initial 39,000 ticket allocation. During the initial round of priority sales, the organisation of the ticket office at the club was criticised after hundreds of fans waited for several hours to purchase tickets for the final.
Coventry still remain highly likely to go down, as they are 13 points adrift of safety with just six games left to play.