Writer: Site Staff
Date:Tuesday February 14 2012
Andy Hessenthaler had recently said that he would look to the club, or indeed the players, to shell out to reimburse the fans following the 4-3 defeat at Accrington at the end of January.
Of a sort this happened with the recent announcement that travel to Plymouth would be reduced by £20 for travelling fans.
Gary Liptrott, chair of the Gillingham Independent Supporters Club, is not happy with this and feels he is not alone with many Gills fans unhappy with this proposal.
He, as he told BBC Radio Kent, said: 'it doesn't disguise the fact that Hessy said he'd refund everyone's expenses. We're still not happy.
'It's a totally different offer the club has come up with and we will get guidance from the Football Supporters' Federation.
'We will ask the 21 members of our supporters club that travelled up to Accrington and see what they want to do.'
Paul Scally believes that Hessenthaler's comments were 'in the heat of the moment' and that a full refund was never likely and should such a 'goodwill gesture' be turned down such an offer would not be made again: 'I don't think they intended to give everyone their money back.
'What Hessy said was in the heat of the moment.
'It is a gesture of goodwill by the players. It is a gesture of the solidarity they have with the supporters and the disappointment with the performance on the day.
'We can only use our best endeavours to do what we think is right. If this gets turned on its head and criticised then it will be the last time I'm sure that the players will do it.'
Not everyone will travel, or would want to, by official coaches so Liptrott thinks this is even more unfair: 'some members of our supporters club go by train or live in different parts of the country. It's not much use to them. It doesn't interest them and they won't get any money back as promised.
'We would like club to honour their original agreement.'
This is a matter that will run for a little while yet I would think, although what are your thoughts on this?
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Date:Tuesday February 14 2012
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