A DAD was furious as he was slapped with a £85 fine after football fans parked outside his home.
Danny Wilson was forced to park his BMW four doors down from his home in Fenton because his usual parking space was full.
The father said that after circling the area several times, he was forced to park on the corner of Glebedale Road and Tirley Road.
He said Stoke on Trent Live: “I was angry. It’s usually a nice and quiet street. Whenever Stoke plays at home, it’s a nightmare and dangerous.
“You park anywhere. They have no respect and park on corners everywhere and I have never seen a ticket on their cars.
“I drove around the block four times and there was no parking nearby. I have a nice BMW and I won’t damage it because Stoke is playing.
“I have severe arthritis in my hip and I can’t walk long distances because it causes a lot of pain. The whole area was rammed.
“Fans know it’s cheaper to pay a parking fine when using carsharing than to park at the bet365 stadium and that’s just screwed up.
“I can understand where they’re coming from, but why should all the residents suffer so they can watch a game?
“My neighbor is a very old guy and he shouldn’t walk miles to park. It was a nice day, so more people were drawn out to see the game.
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“The parking lot was worse than normal. There is a parking lot and it was totally full, we couldn’t park anywhere.
“The council there had a little curb on the way and I blocked it.”
Danny has since appealed the “offensive” fine and urged the council to waive the parking permit on Stoke City match days only.
He added: “They don’t get paid. I had to go to the pharmacy to get my prescription and when I got back one of the neighbors told me I had a ticket.
“I said, ‘Are you taking the p**s?’. Many of the other streets have had problems with Stoke fans parking up there and the council actually flipped it to allow parking only, but they haven’t done it anywhere around here yet.
“We hope they will at some point in the near future. “
A City Council spokesman said: “The penalty was imposed for a car that was parked on a sidewalk and blocked the tactile lowered curb intended to assist people with disabilities, particularly those with visual impairments.
“Mr Wilson is welcome to appeal the decision and the circumstances of the sentence will be investigated. Mr. Wilson can contact us to find out more about local residents’ parking arrangements.”
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