Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy has refunded hundreds of fans after cancelling passes that were under investigation.
The club cancelled passes for a youth football club after discovering several Los Angeles FC supporters had been posing as a grassroots club.
Club officials claimed it made the decision for security reasons as it hoped to keep LA Galaxy and LAFC supporters separate from one another.
A statement from the team said: “Due to safety and security concerns for all fans in attendance, and an inability to relocate these buyers, these tickets were cancelled and a full refund was issued.”
Robiare Romera, the vice president of the Laguna Futbol Club, a youth soccer club in South Los Angeles, told Los Angeles CBS that he had all 400 tickets for the team and their parents cancelled just two days before the game.
La Galaxy said it is working to get the youth team tickets to come to a future match.