CEO Statement: Derby County vs. Cardiff City

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Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO, Ken Choo, has issued the following personal response to the EFL’s statement issued on Thursday, 22nd March relating to the postponement of our fixture with Derby County earlier this month.

“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.

“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 goodwill, 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.”

For further information, supporters should contact their respective travel providers.

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