The Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) are planning a mass protest at the increasing cost of Premier League ticket prices, according to reports.
The organisation revealed they are seeking meetings with fan groups from all 20 clubs, inspired by the mass walkout by Liverpool fans at Anfield on Saturday and Arsenal's decision to scrap a season ticket surcharge after an online backlash.
Around 10,000 supporters left the Liverpool match on the 77th minute, prompting Liverpool's ownership, Fenway Sports Group, to hold a meeting over their proposed price hike, despite a new television deal worth £5.1billion to kick in next season.
The Daily Telegraph report that a meeting is planned to take place this week.
"The FSF will be convening a meeting of representatives of supporters’ organisations across the Premier League to discuss the next steps in the campaign. There are a number of options. The Liverpool walkout very successfully highlighted the whole issue of the affordability of football and the clubs need to be made to listen," FSF chief executive Kevin Miles told the paper.
Premier League clubs refused to commit to a £30 cap as a price for away tickets, although increased funding for the Away Supporters Initiative (which usually subsidises travel) is likely to be agreed.
Fourteen of the 20 clubs would need to approve a price cap, but seven clubs - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and West Ham United - are already known to oppose the cap.
As The Independent's Ian Herbert reported this morning, the FSF also plan to put pressure on the commercial partners of Premier League clubs.
Sponsors have already been targeted by email and social media campaigns.
A mass walkout will no doubt be met seriously by the Premier League and it's biggest club, given the carefully cultivated global image that the division is the best in the world.Reuse content