Brentford say they are seeking
clarification from the Premier League on what the government sanctions mean for
ticket sales for their match at Chelsea on 2 April.
The Bees confirmed some supporters
have already bought tickets for the game at Stamford Bridge, but the planned
release of the next batch of tickets this afternoon has been postponed.
The London club expect to sell 3,000
tickets for the game and say it "will do everything in our power" to
try and ensure Bees fans take their full allocation.
This follows Roman Abramovich's attempt
to sell Chelsea being halted after the oligarch was sanctioned by the UK
government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian put the European champions up for sale after the threat of sanctions was raised in Parliament.
The freezing of Abramovich's assets, which
include Chelsea, means the club cannot sell further match tickets.
The move is intended to stop
Abramovich making money from Chelsea.
Season-ticket holders can still
attend games for which they have tickets but the club cannot now sell any more
Chelsea will also be unable to buy
or sell players while the sanctions are imposed on Abramovich.
The club's merchandise shop will
also be shut.