Following Liverpool’s 77th minute walkout in protest to extortionate ticket prices, our friends in Germany Borussia Dortmund seem to have taken it one step further.
Angry at Stuttgart’s £15 standing ticket and £30-£55 sitting ones, Dortmund fans entered the ground 20 minutes late and then hurled tennis balls onto the field.
The referee had to stop the game, whilst a Dortmund banners was unveiled which read: “Football should be affordable”.
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Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel backed his supporter’s right to protest.
“We always want the support of our fans, from the very first minute,” he said, reported by the Mirror.
“That’s a sign of solidarity. You know you are not alone on the pitch, and normally you can rely on our fans. And definitely a boycott would have an influence.
“We understand their concerns, but despite that we would like to have their full support.”
It seems like Liverpool’s protest has started a stone rolling that will hopefully change the way football clubs treat the group which makes it possible: fans.
Don’t let it stop.