Wombles urged not to boycott

An AFC Wimbledon supporters' group has stepped back from a boycott of their club's FA Cup second round match with MK Dons.

Last Updated: 19/11/12 at 17:24

AFC Wimbledon fans: Urged to attend cup clash

AFC Wimbledon fans: Urged to attend cup clash

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association (WISA) claim MK Dons "stole" their club's place in the Football League but have decided against boycotting the fixture.

AFC Wimbledon have already stated they will not accept any boardroom hospitality from the League One club for the match in Milton Keynes - feelings are still raw after the original Wimbledon club relocated to the Buckinghamshire town and changed its name but maintained the 'Dons' from the old nickname.

A statement from WISA said: "We are naturally disappointed that AFC Wimbledon will have to play Milton Keynes, a football franchise, that stole Wimbledon's original league place, in the second round of the FA Cup.

"After careful consideration, WISA has decided not to formally request a boycott of the fixture by Wimbledon supporters."

The fans' group welcomed the decision by the League Two club to not accept boardroom hospitality at the fixture. WISA chairman Simon Wheeler added: "This is a fixture that very few Wimbledon supporters want.

"This fixture is a result of AFC Wimbledon's phenomenal successes over the last 10 years and must be incredibly embarrassing for those in Milton Keynes to be involved in. We don't see this fixture as a big grudge or rivalry match, but as one that should never have been allowed to happen."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

DJ Campbell among 13 men released from bail in spot-fixing probe

DJ Campbell is among 13 men released from bail as part of a spot-fixing probe by the National Crime Agency .

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property