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Swansea slam supporters selling tickets paid for by players

Swansea have threatened to punish supporters who sold tickets paid for by the first-team squad for Saturday's game at Sunderland.

Captain Leon Britton came up with the idea of the players buying out the full allocation of 3,000 for the club's crunch relegation battle at the Stadium of Light.

The allocation was quickly sold out, but on Wednesday club officials confirmed "a few dozen" had been put up for sale on a ticket-selling website for more than £60 each.

A Swansea spokesman said: "We are extremely disappointed that any supporter would sell a ticket paid for by the players themselves.

"Not only would we warn supporters about getting tickets from these sites, which are often not guaranteed, but any supporter found selling their ticket (for this game) runs the risk of having their season ticket and club membership revoked."

Swansea climbed out of the relegation zone on Saturday by beating Everton 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

They are one point above Hull in 17th place ahead of their final two games, Sunderland away and West Brom at home on the final day of the season.

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