London - Football fans in England are considering a mass
walkout in protest at rising Premier League ticket prices, the Daily Telegraph
reported on Tuesday.
An estimated 10,000 Liverpool supporters left Anfield in the
77th minute of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest over plans to
introduce a most expensive match ticket of 77 ($112, 99 euros).
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF), which represents
fans in England and Wales, said it would convene a meeting to discuss
coordinated action, including a simultaneous fan walkout at top-flight
"The FSF will be convening a meeting of representatives
of supporters' organisations across the Premier League to discuss the next
steps in the campaign," FSF chief executive Kevin Miles told the
"There are a number of options. The Liverpool walkout
very successfully highlighted the whole issue of the affordability of football
and the clubs need to be made to listen."
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Supporters in England are angry that ticket prices are
rising at a time when Premier League clubs stand to receive a windfall of
around 8 billion from new television rights deals.
Liverpool cancelled plans to hold a question-and-answer
session for fans with chief executive Ian Ayre on Monday, but the club said
they would revisit the matter.
The club's manager, Jurgen Klopp, said that "everyone
in the club has a big interest in finding a solution for this".
Liverpool great Jamie Carragher joined in with the walkout
at Anfield on Saturday and was pictured on social media posing with a fan
outside the ground.
Meanwhile, former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer used
his role on the BBC's flagship 'Match of the Day' highlights programme to
condemn clubs for raising prices.For
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