“Proud day all round to be a Liverpool fan” – Supporters react to Anfield ticket U-turn

10 February 2016

Liverpool announced a U-turn on roundly criticised increases in ticket prices for 2016/17 and 2017/18, regaining the respect of supporters.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: 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)

After 10,000 supporters flooded out of Anfield in protest of the club’s increased ticket pricing structure for 2016/17 and beyond, owner Fenway Sports Group underwent emergency talks.

This resulted in a U-turn in their approach, with an open letter from co-owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon announcing that “for the next two seasons, LFC will not earn a single additional pound from increasing general admission ticket prices.”

A testament to the power of protest, this was met with widespread positivity from Liverpool supporters.






This conclusion is a major step forward for supporters in the modern footballing era, and supporters groups Spion Kop 1906 and Spirit of Shankly, and every supporter backing the protest should be commended.

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