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Bayer Munich fans to stage protest for high Arsenal’s ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans will be staging a protest for the first five minutes of the game during their side’s Champions League encounter against Arsenal on October 20th

Bayern Munich fans will be staging a protest for the first five minutes of the game during their side’s Champions League encounter against Arsenal on October 20th

Despite Premier League clubs receiving ridiculous amounts of money from Television broadcast rights, they are guilty of charging extortionate ticket prices to the average fan and Arsenal seem to be the biggest culprit.

Although Arsenal have had limited success on the pitch over the last decade or so, the Gunners charge a huge £2,013 for their seasons tickets while by comparison, the season ticket prices of the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich are only £73.88 and £104.48.

Such large amounts have understandably irked the Arsenal faithful and now even away fans have lost patience with the Gunners.

Bayer Munich will be travelling to the Emirates Stadium on October 20th to contest their Champions League encounter and the match holds a lot of importance for both sides.

Ahead of the game though, Bayern Munich fan group, FC Bayern Worldwide have revealed that they will not enter the stadium for the first five minutes of the Champions League encounter as a sign of protest over Arsenal charging such large amounts to the travelling supporters.

Releasing a statement on their official website, the fan group revealed that the cheapest ticket prices fans will have to fork out for a single game is a whopping £64 and complained that such large prices are almost impossible to pay for the young and socially disadvantaged fans.

The statement read, “We will not enter the away sector for the first five minutes of the game Arsenal FC against FC Bayern München on the 20th of October 2015.

“We will be taking this action to draw attention to the excessive ticket prices for this fixture. The cheapest ticket for this group phase match is priced at £64, which with fees and postage included will cost Bayern fans almost €100.

“This kind of a price structure makes a stadium visit impossible for younger and socially disadvantaged fans. It destroys fan culture, which is the basis of football. In England, this development has already taken place.

“We want to protest at the price structure and at the same time changes in the stadia. We want to remind clubs and associations of their social responsibility and warn them of the effects, which we will all feel, both as fans and club officials.”

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