Flybe staff who had their tickets rejected at the gates of Exeter Chiefs’ game last weekend have been offered free tickets to the Wales vs Scotland clash this weekend by Six Nations headline sponsors Guinness.
Four pairs of tickets for the game at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium have been offered to the Flybe staff who arrived at Sandy Park only to discover their tickets for Saturday’s game against Bath were cancelled – just days after they were made redundant from the bust airline.
A spokesman for Guinness said: “We would like to offer Tanya Lloyd and some of her Flybe colleagues tickets to the final weekend of the Guinness Six Nations to see Wales vs Scotland in Cardiff.”
Exeter did offer the ex-Flybe employees tickets to a reserve game, but this was seen as many fans as ‘shameful’ and the lack of apology in that statement ‘rubbed salt in the wounds’.
PR disaster for @ExeterChiefs – would have cost next-to-nothing to have turned this to the club’s advantage >>> Exeter Chiefs accused of ‘shameful’ behaviour over Flybe staff snub https://t.co/7V74vPcYxs— Graham Norwood (@PropertyJourn) March 9, 2020
The tickets to Sandy Park were given to Flybe as part of a sponsorship deal with Exeter Chiefs and were handed out to staff in prize draws in recent months.
The airline, who were based in the local area and had sponsored the club since 2010, went out of business last week.
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