Liverpool fans at Anfield staged one of the biggest modern day protests in football, as they left Anfield in the 77th minute to raise their voice against a dramatic increase in ticket prices. Interestingly, after they left, the Reds went from being 2-0 up to ending up with a 2-2 draw.
Relegation battling Sunderland managed to gather a much needed point from their visit to Merseyside. But the story of the evening was the fan protest at Anfield, where they walked out in the 77th minute to protest against the sharp rise in ticket prices that was earlier announced by the club.
Check out some of the powerful images below.
— BPLZone (@BPLZone) February 6, 2016
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 6, 2016
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) February 7, 2016
… The Reds conceded two goals after the fans left, throwing away a 2-0 lead and meekly surrendering to the Black Cats. It was too big a chance for the trolls to miss out on.
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
Liverpool winning 2-0 Fans walk out on a protest Liverpool concede 2 goals 2-2 You can’t make it up 😂😂😂 — Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) February 6, 2016
Like thousands of Liverpool fans, Mignolet left in the 77th minute.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 6, 2016
But the larger sentiment is that the powers that should hear the message that the fans have put across…
Well done to the Liverpool fans for protesting against high ticket prices 👏🏻 prices in Germany are a great example. It’s needs to change. — YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) 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