Wayne Rooney joined the massed ranks of Manchester United supporters enraged by the outrageous prices being demanded by ticket touts for the Champions League showcase final against Barcelona at Wembley on May 28th.
On some internet sites, prime tickets for the event have been changing hands for as much as £76,000, with a £7,600 booking fee.
"That's a bit steep, in my opinion," said Manchester United fan Gyles Bandwidth of Surbiton. "If I may be so bold as to say, it will put a huge dent in my disposable income for this month."
"I'm glad Wazza's standing shoulder to shoulder with lads on this issue," said another. "He must be feeling the pinch too."
A close associate of Wayne Rooney's related:
"Wayne's really disappointed by the extortionate ticket prices. He was hoping to treat a few of his bezzy mates to a weekend in London. The plan was to go to the match, and then hang out for a bit in Soho, Paddington, and possibly up Kings Cross. But all that's gone out the window now. Wayne just thinks it's too expensive. In fairness to him though, he's hoping to buy a pub in Southport and treat all his bezzy mates to free ale all night. It'll cost him about half a million quid, but it works out much cheaper than shelling out for tickets."
More as we get it.