Fulham fans offered Deliveroo discount in apology for ‘relegation banquet’ jibe
Fulham fans have been offered free credit on Deliveroo as an apology after they joked about catering a 'relegation banquet' for the west London outfit – before the Premier League season has even begun.
Fulham take on Liverpool at Craven Cottage on August 6 as they try to avoid a third relegation into the Championship from six seasons having secured three promotions from the second tier across their last three attempts.
With rival supporters often joking about their failure to remain in the Premier League for more than a single season, despite their unbroken spell between 2001 and 2014 – Fulham fans have a new sense of optimism having won the league last season rather than going up via the play-offs as they did in both 2017/18 and 2019/20.
Replying to a Sky Sports Premier League tweet showing the opening four top-flight fixtures for each of the three promoted sides, Deliveroo were quick to poke fun at Fulham.
Fulham face Liverpool, Wolves, Brentford and Arsenal across the month of August, with Jurgen Klopp's side promising a stern challenge before a trip to Wolves and two London derbies.
The Deliveroo admin posted: "Ooof, that's some opener. We're here to cater the relegation banquet in May lads, @FulhamFC – just shout."
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That post was not taken in good faith by Fulham vice chairman and director of football operations Tony Khan, who is also president of All Elite Wrestling.
He said: "I suspect that we’ll be in business and thriving long after you wind down @Deliveroo."
After a period of reflection, in which several Fulham fans promised to delete the app, Deliveroo backtracked on their jibe and offered up an apology.
They wrote: "Fair play, Tony. We got this one wrong. As an apology, the first 40 Fulham fans to use UPTHEFULHAM get free credit on us. #FFC #COYW."
With a second message that reads: "We've heard you guys loud and clear, we got it wrong. This is on us."
One Fulham fan managed to bag one of the free £5 vouchers, while others pledged to use rivals JustEat or UberEats as an alternative.
One wrote: "Too late damage is done. I'm loyal to Fulham won't use you again. Its Just eat only for me now. Don't mess with football fans."
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