You may remember how Bayern Munich fans protested against the ticket prices two years ago, when their team visited Arsenal. Back then, they boycotted the first five minutes of the match, and when they finally went to their seats, many Arsenal fans actually applauded them.
This week, in Brussels, they chose another way to complain about the insane 100-euro price tag Anderlecht put on the tickets, not all tickets, but only those sold to Bayern fans.
Is your gr€€d now finally satisfi€d?
a banner read, lifted by Bayern fans, those who made the trip to Brussels after all, while many others chose to boycott the game altogether, not traveling to Belgium.
Protests are sadly the only option to inform the bosses in their ivory tower at UEFA that salaries for UEFA officials are not representative for the earning capacities of the average football fan
Bayern’s independent fan body, Club #12, mentioned in a statement. The German club subsidized the tickets, so that their fans wouldn’t pay more than 70 euros, but as Club #12 stated,
this can’t be a long-term solution. The ticket prices have reached a new dimension for a group-stage match, even in the generally high-priced Champions League.
The fans of the Bavarian side also threw fake money onto the pitch, trying to send their message of frustration as loud and clear as possible.