Stenhousemuir accused of using Manchester United picture to sell hospitality

Stenhousemuir caused a stir on social media this week when they were accused of using a picture of hospitality at Old Trafford to sell their own special matchday packages.

The League Two club tweeted a picture of a dining table set looking out onto the Ochilview turf saying “Warriors Hospitality – book now”.

MORE: Irons: Stenny have plenty to do to get back on trackHowever, sharp-eyed social media users spotted the similarities between that and the Old Trafford hospitality image, showing the same table set looking out onto the Theatre of Dreams.

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That’s where the similarities end though as it will cost you over three times as much to sample United hospitality, while Stenny’s hospitality starts at £70.

The Warriors later deleted the picture but defended their “tongue-in-cheek” matchday promotion.

A spokesman for the club said: “An image was created using a view of Ochilview Park with what was deemed to be a generic attractive table setting. To compare Old Trafford to Ochilview would be a stretch of the imagination to say the least so we did not think this tongue-in-cheek promotion would cause any offence.”

Falkirk attempted to troll the Warriors by posting a picture of their own mocked up hospitality offer but it came back to haunt them.

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A tweet said: “Hospitality for Saturday’s match against Airdrieonians is now sold out. We look forward to welcoming all our guests to our new-look lounge... @StenhousemuirFC”

The Warriors replied: Looks great Here is the view from our Viewing Gallery Suite the last time you guys played at Ochilview Not sure but we think this was just after the 4th...”

In reference to Stenny’s 4-2 win over the Bairns in the Scottish Cup last season.