By Luke Augustus for MailOnline
Published: 14:29 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 15:19 GMT, 7 January 2020
A Swansea City fan based in Cardiff faces an absurd '200-mile round trip' to watch his team play their bitter rivals in the Welsh capital on Sunday after his request to travel independently was 'declined'.
Cardiff City host Swansea in the South Wales derby at midday on Sunday in what is bound to be a red-hot Championship affair.
Tim Lewis is a Swansea City who resides in Cardiff and lives one mile from the Cardiff City Stadium - the venue for this weekend's fixture.
A Swansea City fan faces a 200-mile round trip to watch them at Cardiff... despite living there
Tim Lewis (not pictured) has to travel to Swansea and then get on a supporters coach in order to collect his match ticket - despite living just one mile from the Cardiff City Stadium
However, the PR and Comms Manager for Tenovus Cancer Care will not be allowed to walk to the ground but instead be forced to travel to Swansea to then get a fan coach back to Cardiff.
To make matters worse, Mr Lewis then can't walk home. Instead he has to return back to Swansea via the fan coach and then inexplicably make his own way back to Cardiff.
Understandably, Mr Lewis was angry about the news after receiving a letter from the Swans informing him of his unnecessary detour. He now faces incurring extra costs as he plots a route to Swansea for 6am on a Sunday - a time when there will be no direct trains.
If Mr Lewis doesn't choose to travel by coach then he can't receive his match ticket - as that is a stipulation to do so.
Venting his frustration on Twitter, he wrote: 'Application to