Both sets of supporters voice their frustrations ahead of yesterday’s game…
Before the drama of yesterday’s game began to unfold, the Emirates Stadium was the venue for a stirring protest – involving both Arsenal and Liverpool fans – regarding the rising Premier League ticket prices.
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Reports suggest that the leaders of the protests were Arsenal fan group the Black Scarf Movement and the Spirit of Shankly and Spion Kop 1906 supporter groups.
The fans were conspicuous by their absence, as they boycotted the opening ten minutes of the game. Ticket prices for yesterday’s match were in excess of £60, with many supporters deeming this another step in the wrong direction.
According to the report, the move is believed to have divided opinion on social media, although the fans’ actions did receive messages of support from journalists such as Henry Winter and Amy Lawrence.
The Premier League only signed a new television deal in February, one that is likely to ensure them an even greater source of revenue, so it’s understandable to see why fans are unhappy.
There is no need to price us out of the game…