Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan to reimburse travelling fans
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 22/03/18 8:17pm
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has offered to reimburse the travel costs of fans who made their way to Derby for their recent postponed fixture.
The decision to call off the game at Pride Park on Sunday on the morning of the game has angered Cardiff, with manager Neil Warnock particularly vocal in his opposition to the move.
EFL: Derby postponement correct
The English Football League is satisfied Derby's decision to postpone their match with Cardiff was correct.
After an investigation into the matter, the EFL has concluded that Derby did nothing wrong in deciding to postpone the match, following consultation with relevant bodies after snow fell in the East Midlands over the weekend.
Cardiff have now confirmed that Tan will be "personally reimbursing all officially organised supporter coach travel" after Derby refused their request to meet the costs incurred by Bluebirds supporters who travelled to the game in this way.
"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," Cardiff CEO Ken Choo told the club's official website in response to the EFL 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 good will, 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."