Ticket touts have taken their trade to the social networking site Twitter, selling tickets for Sheffield Wednesday’s game against Wycombe on Saturday.
They have offered the coveted tickets several times, with two people apparently clinching a deal for £40. The tickets were originally being sold for £26.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (SWFC) has said it will investigate any complaints it receives from fans who feel they have been conned.
It records the details of everyone that buys tickets on a database, and could trace a ticket back to the person who originally bought it.
'Ticket touting is illegal'
The club made 6,000 extra seats available for Saturday’s sold-out game when only around 300 Wycombe fans bought tickets.
Wednesday fans desperate for the additional tickets queued for hours in the rain yesterday, with some leaving empty-handed.
Some of them then turned to Twitter or to the fan site Owlstalk, where several people have made posts asking for tickets.
SWFC's Trevor Braithwait said: “Ticket touting is illegal and when there is a sell out game like this, which has captured the imagination of the city, it inevitably increases and we have to be vigilant.”