Original article from Kent Live
Gillingham fans returned to Priestfield Stadium for the first time in 16 months on Tuesday (July 28).
2,000 supporters watched on as a new-look Gills side drew 1-1 with Millwall in a pre-season friendly.
However it was the off-the-pitch changes that got everyone talking on social media.
Pictures emerged showing the club selling out of date alcohol to supporters for just £2.
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Tuesday's game was the first time since February 2020 that Priestfield Stadium had welcomed fans.
The whole of the 2020/2021 season was played behind closed doors as COVID rates remained high.
However with restrictions easing there are now no limits on fans.
With the reopening, it seems as though Gillingham were keen to cash in as much as possible.
Both the home and away fans were offered the out of date beer at a bargain price as well in date beer.
The response to the move was mixed, with some online praising the decision.
One person tweeted: “Good idea to maximise revenue, avoid wasting beers, and they’re not selling it to customers without their consent. Smart moves!
Another posted: “To be fair £2 is quite reasonable for an out of date beer”
A third added: "Am I the only one that doesn't find a problem with this? Beer last for ages!! And they've told you it's out of date."
Gillingham out of context tweet
Others had a less understanding view of the decision.
One said: "If there is ever a picture to sum this club up, it's this one."
Another added: "Says everything about Gillingham"
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