Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to look into the ticket pricing crisis that is threatening to blow up into a huge problem in the Premier League, as fans prepare for nation wide protest.
The effect of Liverpool FC fans’ protest over the weekend is now snowballing into a nationwide protest against the rising ticket prices in the Premier League. Over 10,000 fans walked off the stadium in the 77th minute at the weekend when Liverpool were playing Sunderland at Anfield as a mark of protest.
Cameron promises to look into rising ticket prices
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions after the ticket price issue was raised by Labour’s Clive Efford, Cameron was quoted as saying by the Guardian that the increased cost were unjustified.
He said: “I will look very carefully at the suggestion the honourable gentleman makes because I think there is a problem here when some clubs put up prices very rapidly every year, even though so much of the money for football actually comes from sponsorship, equipment and other sources so I’ll look very carefully at what he says.”
Controversy blowing up
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While the prices in other top clubs outside England still remain affordable, the prices in the Premier League have simply bloated up. This is despite the incoming £5.1bn television rights deal that will ensure the Premier League clubs get more money than ever. There seems no end to the greed of some of the capitalistic forces that have taken over the football in England, a game with deep social roots. With David Cameron now looking to intervene in the crisis, hopefully, a better solution may be in the offing, or was it just another line by a politician to pacify the masses?
Time will tell.