Why Fulham fans held up sheets of yellow paper during Premier League clash vs Man United
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Fulham fans have protested against ticket prices during their Premier League clash against Manchester United.
On Saturday afternoon, United arrived at Craven Cottage looking to make things right after a torrid week that included back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle United.
As the match got underway, many fans were wondering why Fulham fans were holding up sheets of yellow paper.
Now, it has been revealed that it was a protest against the club’s ticket prices.
Journalist Andy Mitten wrote on social media: “Fulham fans protest against their ticket prices. Good for them. Top price ticket of £160 for a normal seat today. They obviously go for the tourist market, but they should remember their hardcore.”
Speaking ahead of the match, Fulham boss Marco Silva spoke about the planned protest, he said: “It is not just for a game like this but we have to be sure that Fulham fans can afford all the matches.
“To be honest for a Fulham fan this match should be the same and value should be the same as the last one against Sheffield United or the next one we are going to play against Wolves.
“For me the value of the game is the same, three points there for us to fight for and the fans should be there to get behind the team.”
Silva continued: “I have all the empathy with the fans in this situation but it is a commercial decision from the club and I want everyone to be focused on the game.
“We are here talking about Fulham vs Man United, and I’ve been asked three or four times about the ticket prices.
“This is a distraction, clearly. I would love to have everybody happy and just focusing on Fulham v Man United, and let’s go and support.”
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