What an utter farce these Locog G4S games are:
Vanessa Bellamy, the venue manager at Lord’s, said: “This has always been a non-ticketed event but it seems some people believed they could come down on the day. This was never the case but we believe some illegal websites may have suggested this was the case.”
A number of websites – still extant – had listed the ranking round as a free event, including the online version of the Daily Mail and a student money-saving website called ‘Save The Student’.
Look you idiot, you’ve only gone in your explanation and sowed misconceptions again. You say it’s always been non-ticketed. Fine – meaning free, as in the road race. That’s how any literate speaker of English would interpret it, whether English or American.
Non-ticketed, in English, means no need for a ticket, i.e. free. Therefore people turned up to watch.
You say it’s “always” been. What, since 1948, you mean? How many people are going to remember back to the last games?
Why is it that anything such people touch always turn to ashes? Who appointed you, Vanessa and on what basis? Certainly not brainpower. Could we please have some proper managers running these games, before it’s too late?