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Labour’s Tom Watson calls for more flexible rail ticketing to help away fans

• Shadow sport secretary Tom Watson criticises late changes to fixtures
• ‘When matches are switched for TV it is fans who pay the price’

As the Premier League season gets under way with a highly inconvenient Friday evening kick-off for Leicester in London, the Labour party has called for more flexible rail tickets to make it easier for fans to get to games.

Rail fares are considerably cheaper when booked up to three months in advance but Labour feels it is unfair football supporters are unable to take advantage when the day of their game is switched for television purposes.

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