Virgin boss Richard Branson backs FA Cup final switch

 

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Virgin founder Richard Branson has asked the Football Association to "look again" at the timing of next month's FA Cup final in the light of travel problems faced by Liverpool fans.

Major maintenance work means rail travel, of which Virgin are the main providers, is likely to be severely disrupted over the Bank Holiday weekend – with supporters travelling on 5 May from the North-west to Wembley, for a 5.15pm kick-off, and back again expected to be affected. "On this occasion we would ask the FA to look again at the timing of the game," Branson said.

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