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Liverpool fans boycott Hull City trip in ticket price protest

A large proportion of Liverpool supporters refused to make the journey to Hull City tonight in a protest over ticket prices.

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The away section at the KC Stadium looked sparsely-populated once the action got under way, with Reds fans choosing to make their point by staying away from the fixture.

Liverpool supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly encouraged the boycott due to the £50 charge for attendance. The allocation of 2,500 had been sold out, but a big percentage did not turn up for the game.

The group hailed the protest as a “success” after seeing images of the many empty seats beamed around the world, adding: “It exceeded our initial expectations.”

Matches in which the so-called bigger clubs participate, including Liverpool and Manchester United, tend to be placed in ‘A’ ticket category, which carries the highest charge.

Fans of clubs with less profile paid a fraction of the £50 Reds followers were asked to cough up for tonight’s clash.

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