Liverpool supporters are planning the first ever walkout protest at Anfield in the club’s history on Saturday.
Spion Kop 1906 supporters group are requesting that Reds fans leave the stadium in the 77th minute of their match against Sunderland, in protest over the increase in ticket prices for next season.
The protest came about after fans discovered the most expensive ticket for the redeveloped Main Stand next season will be £77, up from £59 this campaign, report the Liverpool Echo.
The announcement has left many Liverpool fans unhappy and another fan group Spirit of Shankly has backed the walkout plans. In several tweets Spion Kop 1906 made their feelings and plans clear:
“Saturday is your chance to make your feelings known. Unhappy with the prices for next season? Then #WalkOutOn77
“77 – a number associated with @LFC. From Rome ’77 to £77 a ticket. Let’s give the number 77 a meaning on Saturday. #walkouton77
“If the club want to charge up to £77 a ticket, make your feelings known and walk out on 77 minutes
“Up to a £13 increase in the Anfield Road next season. If you’re not happy then show your anger.
“Up to a £116 increase in The Main Stand next season. If you’re not happy then show your anger.
“Centenary Stand increasing to £66 when we told @LFC £59 was too expensive.”
— Spion Kop 1906 (@SpionKop1906) February 4, 2016
Spirit of Shankly offered their support in a statement on Twitter: “We’re right behind the action of @SpionKop1906 to #walkouton77
“We need to stand together, all supporters, or prices will never change.
“We will also be announcing action for supporters not at the match or unable to talk part. Let’s see if LFC tell sponsors we are customers.”
— Spirit of Shankly (@spiritofshankly) February 4, 2016