Manchester United and Chelsea face legal threat and clubs told to 'hang their heads in shame' for 'failing' disabled fans
22:30, Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are facing the threat of legal action after leading clubs were told they should “hang their heads in shame” at breaking a collective promise to meet minimum standards for disabled fans. An exclusive Telegraph investigation can now reveal almost half of all Premier League clubs do not meet guidelines set out in the Accessible Stadia Guide, despite a joint announcement more than two years ago that committed them to reaching that standard by August 2017. The pledge was made after The Telegraph exposed how only three clubs were meeting basic recommendations which dated back to 1998, as well as a stark government warning that there could be “no excuses” for inaction.