Brighton 1 Hull City 1: Steve Bruce unhappy at 'bizarre' decision to stage FA Cup replay on Monday night
Uefa rules state that domestic matches cannot clash with Champions League games
Hull City's manager Steve Bruce says it is “ridiculous” and “bizarre” to have to play the FA Cup fifth round replay against Brighton next Monday night because of Uefa rules that domestic matches cannot clash with Champions League games.
That will mean Hull, who go to Cardiff in a crucial Premier League game on Saturday, and Brighton, who meet Wigan in the Championship, both playing twice in three days.
“I find that ridiculous,” Bruce said after the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium. “Surely we can play the same night as the Champions League you'd have thought. It's a bizarre one. Is it going to be a real problem for them? I don't think there will be many tuning out of Manchester United against Olympiakos to tune into Hull City and Brighton.”
Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton, whose tie was postponed at the weekend, must also play the same night, after Championship games on Saturday.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news: Javier Hernandez close to exit as Atletico Madrid admit interested
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Thomas Vermaelen and Daley Blind on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Scottie dogs in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'disrespectful to Muslims', say Malaysian politicians
Divock Origi joins Liverpool before immediately being loaned back to Lille
Seydou Keita refuses Pepe handshake before throwing water bottle prior to Roma vs Real Madrid match
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us