Champions League: Bayern Munich fans protest exorbitant ticket prices with banners at Anfield

The three banners at the Bayern end read “Away ticket LFC 48£. FCB 55€”, “Th€ gr€€d knows no £imits” and “Twenty is plenty”, with Liverpool fans also showing support with a round of applause

Reuters February 20, 2019 13:06:37 IST
Champions League: Bayern Munich fans protest exorbitant ticket prices with banners at Anfield
  • Bayern Munich fans protested against the cost of Champions League tickets by unfurling banners during the first leg of their last-16 tie at Liverpool on Tuesday with the supporters of the Premier League club also backing them at Anfield

  • The three banners at the away end read “Away ticket LFC 48£. FCB 55€”, “Th€ gr€€d knows no £imits” and “Twenty is plenty”, with Liverpool fans also showing support

  • The first leg at Anfield ended 0-0. The second leg at Munich’s Allianz Arena is on 13 March

Bayern Munich fans protested against the cost of Champions League tickets by unfurling banners during the first leg of their last-16 tie at Liverpool on Tuesday with the supporters of the Premier League club also backing them at Anfield.

Champions League Bayern Munich fans protest exorbitant ticket prices with banners at Anfield

Bayern Munich fans held up banners criticizing Liverpool for the cost of away tickets. Reuters

Earlier this month, Premier League clubs had unanimously agreed to keep the 30 pounds ($39.17) cap on away ticket prices for the next three seasons but that does not apply to Champions League games.

The three banners at the away end read “Away ticket LFC 48£. FCB 55€”, “Th€ gr€€d knows no £imits” and “Twenty is plenty”, with Liverpool fans also showing support with a round of applause.

The third banner refers to a Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) initiative that urged authorities to cap ticket prices at 20 pounds.

In 2015, Bayern fans had protested against Arsenal with a banner that read: “64 pounds a ticket but without fans football is not worth a penny”, which also received applause from the home and visiting supporters at Emirates Stadium.

The first leg at Anfield ended 0-0. The second leg at Munich’s Allianz Arena is on 13 March.

Updated Date:

also read

LaLiga: Under-fire Ronald Koeman refuses to answer questions in Barcelona presser
Sports

LaLiga: Under-fire Ronald Koeman refuses to answer questions in Barcelona presser

Koeman's position is fragile, after Barca followed up a 3-0 defeat by Bayern in the Champions League last week with a 1-1 draw at home to Granada in LaLiga, with the team's tactics and style coming under scrutiny.

Champions League matchday 1: How to watch, schedule, fixtures, live streaming in India
Sports

Champions League matchday 1: How to watch, schedule, fixtures, live streaming in India

UEFA Champions League: When and where to watch the matchday 1 games as European football league season gets underway.

Bundesliga: Lewandowski nets again as Bayern Munich beat Leipzig; Dortmund clinch thriller
Sports

Bundesliga: Lewandowski nets again as Bayern Munich beat Leipzig; Dortmund clinch thriller

Lewandowski netted a first-half penalty before 18-year-old Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane added quick-fire goals just after the break in front of 34,000 fans at Leipzig's Red Bull Arena.