Liverpool Fans Stage 77th-Minute Walkout in Protest Against Ticket Prices

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterFebruary 6, 2016

Liverpool fans followed through with plans to stage a 77th-minute walkout in their Premier League clash with Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday to protest against the club's decision to raise ticket prices.

The day started with a sense of resistance across the ground:

Black flags adorn the Kop at Anfield, protest banners in other parts of the ground; mutiny in the air.

— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) February 6, 2016

Black flags on kop pic.twitter.com/t5CvUutOTd

— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) February 6, 2016

Football Without Fans Is Nothing on the Main Stand pic.twitter.com/edTyAgh06Q

— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) February 6, 2016

Liverpool fought their way into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana before the walkout kicked in on the promised mark:

Anfield is emptying out.

— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) February 6, 2016

Liverpool fans are queuing for the exits at Anfield. Not some isolated protest this one.

— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) February 6, 2016

Min.77 reached at Anfield. 💰💷😡 https://t.co/pk2qVTTyLL pic.twitter.com/iS2dDMyvbH

— AS English (@English_AS) February 6, 2016

The Liverpool walk outhttps://t.co/p4UL0X5GJm

— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 6, 2016

The scene outside Anfield now #lfc #walkouton77 pic.twitter.com/3MM2lSlQmf

— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) February 6, 2016

I like this #LFC pic.twitter.com/TtDP4Ar8dE

— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) February 6, 2016

Pretty amazing watching Liverpool game on German Sky Sports. Cameras pan to walk-out of some fans chanting Enough is Enough in Tix protest.

— Alex Stone (@AlexStone7) February 6, 2016

Sunderland fans applaud Liverpool fans as they head to the exits in protest in the 77th minute. #YNWA pic.twitter.com/TZkTU9UhuM

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 6, 2016

Even Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher joined in on the protest. 

Jamie Carragher left his season ticket seat to join #WalkOutOn77 protest https://t.co/op6WoLB1oN pic.twitter.com/c6t3N7qnb3

— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) February 6, 2016

The sense of discord appeared to spread onto the pitch, as Liverpool squandered their two-goal lead to draw 2-2:

Would be a nice irony if they let a 2-0 lead slip with no fans in the ground. #lfc

— David Easson (@DavidEasson) February 6, 2016

1) 69’—Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland
2) 90’—Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland pic.twitter.com/6luLHamUNP

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 6, 2016

Proof that teams need supporters more than a few extra quid #LFC

— Dexter J Marshall (@DJMarshall92) February 6, 2016

Club is a joke in the boardroom and on the pitch.

— Anfield Online (@anfieldonline) February 6, 2016

Bunch of cowards in the board room and on the pitch.

— Jack (@JackWatson_) February 6, 2016

Nice show of solidarity by #LFC players, joining fan walkout there.

— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) February 6, 2016

Another disappointing result for Liverpool, but the fans will be hoping their actions are at least noticed by those in charge of the club:

The sight of all those empty seats after 77 mins will surely prompt a high level discussion on providing more affordable ticket options

— amar singh (@amarjourno) February 6, 2016

Great effort by Liverpool fans by walking out. Can only hope the owners realise the depth of feeling.

— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) February 6, 2016

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