England fans could get compensation for rescheduled Poland fixture

The Football Association (FA) have revealed that they are considering paying compensation to England fans who were unable to remain in Poland to see the rearranged World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday. 

The game had to be postponed after torrential rain fall made the pitch’s surface completely unplayable.

But angry England fansnhave condemned the Polish Authorities who decided not to close the retractable roof on the stadium before the expected downfall of rain. 

The postponement meant that almost 2,500 England fans were left out of pocket when they had to cancel their return flights home in order to remain in Poland to watch the rescheduled fixture. 

“Why didn’t they shut the roof? We knew it would rain. There was no ground-staff out at any point clearing the water,” said one annoyed fan. 

The FA have now confirmed that compensation is “something we are looking into, but I can’t give any final decision” at this moment in time. 

The managing director of Club England also made a statement this week: “There’s nothing but respect for those fans who travelled.

“But we had to look at it from a safety point of view and there is no way that game could have gone ahead. We have to protect the players, that is the primary concern.”