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A Rangers supporters club has lost a legal action brought against Dundee United over an abandoned league game.

Nithsdale Loyal Supporters Club were calling for 800 compensation after a fixture had to be abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch at Tannadice last year.

The game was subsequently re-arranged but supporters who had purchased tickets for the original clash were not offered refunds.

Visiting fans were then not allowed entry into the re-scheduled fixture with their original tickets and instead charged a reduced price of 12.

However, the supporters club was told it had no case as the contract to purchase tickets was purely between individuals and the football club.

"Obviously we are pleased that the court has found in our favour on all counts in defending this action," Derek Robertson, director of communications at Dundee United, told BBC Sport.

"This finding upholds the legal advice given to the club at the time," he added. 'More importantly, the court has also found that the club had taken all factors into account and acted reasonably in dealing with the ticket arrangements for the rearranged game."

But a spokesman for Nithsdale Loyal RSC commented: "This [decision] is truly staggering and basically says that there is nothing to stop clubs getting a game stopped by whatever reason and charging fans again for the game to be played out at a later date."

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Date:Thursday October 14 2010

Time: 1:48PM

 

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