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Blues fans get refund.

BLUES fans who missed the team's win at Hull because they were stuck on a motorway will be refunded their ticket money.

Scores of fans missed most of their team's first away win of the season on Saturday - and many never made it at all.

The fans were heading for Hull's KC Stadium but became caught up in huge traffic congestion on the M62. It happened after a fatal accident on the motorway.

Miles of stationary traffic quickly built up with frustrated Blues fans eventually leaving coaches and cars to stretch their legs on the hard shoulder of the motorway, Eventually traffic began to move slowly but for many fans the delay meant they missed much of the match.

Some gave up trying to get to the game and simply returned to the West Midlands, missing out completely as Blues beat the home side 1-0. Later, some fans were critical of the coaches, claiming they set off too late for Humberside and stopped unnecessarily en-route.

But yesterday a Blues spokesman said: "It has been agreed by ourselves and Hull City Football Club that any supporter who did not gain entry will be refunded their ticket money. "Because it was an accident and was something beyond our control it's not something we were obliged to do so it's great we've been able to work with Hull City to compensate our fans.

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Delays: Traffic chaos on the M62 forced some fans to turn back.
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