A good number of Liverpool fans carried out their threat to stage a mass walkout during Saturday’s game with strugglers Sunderland, and when they left in the 77th minute, two goals to the good, they likely thought they’d made their point and bagged three points in the process.
However, that wasn’t to be, as Sunderland staged a dramatic late fightback to rescue a point for themselves and frustrate their hosts.
And though their cause is a good one (protesting the £77 ticket prices for the new stand next season) many took to Twitter to blame the walkout on their late collapse.
The Reds lost momentum after the fans left their seats, and the drab atmosphere is believed to have contributed to Adam Johnson and Jermaine Defoe getting the better of Simon Mignolet.
See the best reactions below…
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Next week we should do a walkout to terminate Mignolets contract #WalkOutOn77
— Tom Magee (@tommagee9714) February 6, 2016
2-0 up…fans walkout on 77….2-2 FT. coincidence?
— Andy Brown (@LawsonAndy) February 6, 2016
Can only presume Simon Mignolet was trying to join the walkout.
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) February 6, 2016
Who gives a shit if the walkout did cause the draw anyway? We're not in the running for anything in the league cos of defending like that.
— Kopite Al (@kopite_al) February 6, 2016
Not assed if we conceded 5 goals after the walkout, dropping a few points is nothing compared to what the protest is about. Enough is enough
— Liam (@Millxr) February 6, 2016
I wouldnt relate our miserable capitulation to the walkout, but its the headline which wrote itself. Football without fans is nothing
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@YaroLFC) February 6, 2016
I'd walkout already in protest of Simon Mignolet, frankly. pic.twitter.com/5FOQwMdBvD
— Liverpool FC 360 (@LFC_360) February 6, 2016
I feel for them poor Liverpool fans who left at 77 minutes.
They think they have won 2-0
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) February 6, 2016
FT: Smattering of boos around Anfield. Two points thrown away. Capitulated after the walkout. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 6, 2016
But I'm gonna say it and I'm gonna lose a lot of followers for this but that walkout contributed to this.
— kristian bennett (@hitman8976rawk) February 6, 2016