Majority of Blackpool fans to boycott Wembley final

Boycotters are expected to stand firm on their NAPM policy
Boycotters are expected to stand firm on their NAPM policy
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Over two-thirds of Blackpool fans will NOT be watching their team in their League Two play-off final against Exeter City at Wembley.

That's according to The Gazette's poll, which as of this morning showed that 68% of almost 3,800 voters say they will not be attending the match.

Meanwhile 24% of those polled say they will attend the game, with 8% still undecided.

Blackpool will walk out at Wembley next Sunday for the League Two play-off final to try and secure an instant return to League One.

This of course won't be Blackpool's first appearance at the national stadium, with around 35,000 Pool fans making their way to the capital to see their team triumph under the arch back in 2010.

Ian Holloway's Blackpool side beat Cardiff City 3-2 to clinch a historic promotion to the Premier League for the first time in its history.

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Around 30,000 returned in 2012 only to see the Seasiders go down to a cruel defeat at the hands of West Ham. Since then, the Seasiders have plummeted down the leagues.

But the circumstances are rather different this time round, with the majority of Blackpool fans boycotting most of their home games this season in protest against the club's owners, the Oyston family.

They will receive a share of gate receipts from the final, which could give the boycotters a tough decision to make.

Exeter City say they have already sold more than 10,000 tickets.