“Unprecedented scenes” – Liverpool fans react to walk-out protest

6 February 2016

Although Liverpool drew 2-2 with Sunderland on Saturday, it was the supporters’ much-publicised walk-out after 77 minutes that made the headlines.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Empty seats as Liverpool supporters stage a 77 minute walk-out in protest at ticket price increases and a £77 ticket, during the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

So much has been said about the planned protest this week, and when it actually came to fruition, it was just as emphatic as many had hoped it would be.

Approximately 10,000 Reds fans left for the exits with 13 minutes remaining, in protest to FSG’s ticket prices ahead of next season.

Liverpool ended up blowing a two-goal at home Sunderland, but in the grand scheme of things, the walk-out was far more important on the day.

Here is how Twitter reacted to it:

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There was support for the fans from former player Jim Beglin and manager Roy Evans:

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne walks off the pitch to an almost empty stadium after supporters staged a 77 minute protest against high ticket prices during the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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After the game, first-team coach Pepijn Lijnders, taking the press conference in Jurgen Klopp‘s absence, said the fans had every right to protest.

Let us know your thoughts on the walk-out in the comments below. Were you part of it? Did it affect the Liverpool players?

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