TICKET sales to Bradford City's crucial away fixture with Blackpool next month have been suspended - after a burst water pipe at the Valley Parade ticket office soaked the tickets.

Fans must now wait for Blackpool to supply the Bantams with replacement tickets before they can go on sale.

City tweeted the bad news in the early hours of this morning, with fans reacting scathingly to the incident.

@Robsterhal responded: "Football club being run like Fawlty Towers," while @TomStirk1992 commented: "Club is falling apart."

However, after a Twitter user complained about paper being kept near the pipes, one fan seemed to have the club's back, with @DannyBaracskay saying:

"Well I doubt it happened on purpose, maybe the pipe burst above the office, not like they left them under the tap."

The Bantams have had a difficult start to the New Year, and are struggling to find any sort of form in league competition, slipping outside of the play-off places.

Furthermore, owner Edin Rahic has faced fierce criticism for his handling of the club recently, in particular his decision to sack club legend Stuart McCall.

After this latest setback, it seems unlikely that the fans' criticism will pipe down any time soon!