Liverpool fans applauded their Bayern Munich counterparts during Tuesday night’s Champions League clash, after supporters of the German side unveiled banners backing the Football Supporters’ Federation’s ‘Twenty’s plenty’ campaign.
Applause from all four sides of Anfield followed the 56th minute unfurling of the banners which proclaimed:
“Away ticket LFC 48£ FCB 55€”.
“Th€ gr€€d knows no £imits”.
“Twenty is plenty”.
It’s not the first time Bayern fans have made such statements at matches – particularly European games.
In 2017 UEFA charged the Bundesliga champions for a fan protest, after Bayern fans rebelled against the €100 ticket prices charged for a clash with Anderlecht.
Those charges led to Bayern fans throwing fake money on the pitch at the Constant Vanden Stock and holding up banners reading “Is your gr€€d now finally satisfi€d? 100€?”
UEFA charged Bayern over an “illicit banner” and the “throwing of objects”.
The FSF launched the Twenty’s Plenty campaign back in January 2013, with fans of clubs across England uniting in calls for a price cap on away match tickets of £20 (£15 for concessions).
Earlier this month it was announced that Premier League clubs would continue to cap away tickets at £30 for another three seasons – having done so since the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
After that declaration on February 7, FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “We welcome the Premier League’s recognition of the importance of the £30 away cap and back its decision to keep the cap in place for the coming seasons.
“We have always argued that away supporter attendance needs to be encouraged if the atmosphere and spectacle of a live football match is to be sustained. There had been a rapid rise in away ticket costs for many supporters and the cap put a halt on that.
“However, we still believe more can be done and we call on the Premier League to look at ways to further reduce concessionary ticket costs and subsidise fans’ travel costs when games are moved for TV.”