John Pugh Praises the U-Turn of Liverpool Owners Over Increase in Ticket Prices
John Pugh, the MP for Southport, has welcomed the move from Liverpool Football Club to freeze ticket prices for two seasons. The action comes on the back of a walk out from Liverpool fans at last weeks match at Anfield against Sunderland.
John Pugh on Monday tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM 1080), bringing Parliament’s attention of the protest which would have seen the most expensive tickets costing fans £77 a match; the EDM has so far received support from around the Commons, including four other Merseyside MPs.
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group yesterday apologised for the proposed ticket structure, announcing the scrapping of match categorisation, the freezing of ticket prices for two seasons and the increase in the number of £9 ticket and cheaper rates for younger fans and local supporters.
John Pugh said in response: “This is a significant victory for Liverpool supporters and fans of the game in general, but there is still more to do across the country. Ticket prices across the Premier League are still too high and are pricing too many people out of the game.”
Rumours of an all Premier League walk-out have been circulating in the last few days with fans across the country praising the action of Liverpool fans in standing up to the increasing intrusion of business ideals into football.
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