Poll: Do you think the 554 Norwich City fans who travelled to Middlesbrough should get a refund?
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After Norwich City's 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Middlesbrough last night, Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas tweeted that the 500 plus loyal fans who made the trip up north should be refunded.
The presenter, himself a Norwich City fan tweeted: 'Well done #Middlesbrough #flying Hope @NorwichCityFC refund the fans who turned up when their players didn't.'
Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome, who was on Middlesbrough's books as a youngster, acknowledged in a tweet that it was a 'shocking performance'. He said it was 'nowhere near good enough', before apologising to the 'loyal' fans who made the trip.
There is a precedent for a refund for Canaries fans who have travelled a long way only to head back home disappointed.
Norwich City's players decided to reimburse the Canaries supporters who travelled to South Wales to watch their side's dismal 3-0 defeat at Swansea City in March.
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Club skipper Russell Martin revealed then the squad decided to make the gesture out of sympathy for the 899 paying City fans who winced their way through that Premier League defeat.
And, after last night's Championship capitulation, some supporters on Twitter agreed with Simon Thomas that there should be a similar gesture for the 554 fans who made the 220-mile journey to the Riverside stadium.
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Paul Wiltshire (@PaulWiltshire1) wrote: 'Shocking performance from @NorwichCityFC, those 500 or so loyal travelling supporters need a refund #ncfc #OTBC'
Amy Seago (@AmySeago) tweeted: 'I have so much respect for those who went to the game tonight. Think it'll be a disgrace if they don't get a refund, shocking display #ncfc'
Chris Reeve (@ChrisReevo) said: 'Normally Mr Positive but #NCFC need to sort their low-tempo performances now. That is not acceptable. Refund those supporters @NorwichCityFC'
S to the E (@CanaryEllis) tweeted: 'Well I'm pleased I didn't go to Middlesbrough tonight. Should refund the fans that went, that was awful #ncfc'
And Ben Hogwood (@benjammin22) said: 'That was a Worthington away performance. Hope those who travelled get a refund! #ncfc'
But others were not convinced.
Willimotts (@Willimotts) wrote: 'What do you want 3pts or our money back? Get a grip you win some you lose some!!!'
Michelle McKeon (@MichelleMcKeon) tweeted: 'The fans go to the games knowing we could win or lose its a risk they take a refund is a stupid idea.'
Robert highe (@Robncfc88) said: 'Is this a joke!? It's football! You don't know what will happen. That's why people go to games.
Martyn Carver (@MartynCarver) tweeted: 'I totally disagree with this. Of course we're all disappointed, but this is daft.'
David Perrett (@daveperrett666) said: 'It's a nice surprise when the players offer, but it can't become a habit every time we play poorly. Fans take risks.'
And Jonathan Seager (@Seagermegadrive) said: '#ncfc fans asking for a refund after tonight...did they not go to any away games under hughton?!!'
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