Carragher “proud” of Liverpool over ticket price decision

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Reds legend Jamie Carragher has said he is one again proud to be a Liverpool supporter after FSG announced a surprise back-down over ticket prices in an open letter to fans on Wednesday.

Carra was one of the thousands of fans who walked out in the 77th minute against Sunderland last weekend, and expressed his solidarity with the movement in the aftermath (via SkySports).

However, he now says the club has restored his faith and pride after their U-turn.

“Pride: it’s the one thing we all want as supporters. Put results and performances to one side and what truly matters is having faith in the club you follow,” he said (via Echo).

“So when I heard that Liverpool’s owners had taken the decision to freeze ticket prices for the next two seasons, as well as apologising for the idea of wanting to sell seats for £77, I felt proud of my club once again.

“The supporters started something big on Saturday when walking out of Anfield in the 77th minute and things snowballed to such an extent that FSG realised they had to make urgent corrections.

“It wasn’t nice to see but they were standing up for fans across the country, not just themselves. Nobody wants to see stadiums emptying on a regular basis and hopefully that prospect has now finished.

“Rarely in life do you find people who will admit they have got something wrong, so it was bold of FSG to hold their hands up and apologise.”

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FSG have said plans for a £77 ticket will be scrapped, and they will also remove the long-standing policy of game categorisation as a gesture of goodwill.

Fan groups around the country have been praising Liverpool fans’ stand, with rumours of other clubs’ supporters groups considering a similar move now starting to swirl around on social media and internet forums.



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