Some fans might not necessarily agree, and individuals should not be told how to spend their hard-earned. As such, calls for total boycotts in the UK are largely unsuccessful.
That said, a solution must be found.
For decades football had a problem with inclusivity, or lack there-of, reflective of society in general and a growing hooligan element.
Football still has a problem with inclusivity. Fans from disadvantaged backgrounds and those on a low-to-medium level of income are completely excluded from many football clubs across the country, as clubs pander to corporate backing and cash cow supporters with endless disposable income.
As a staple part of the community, football clubs must realise their privileged position in being able to do great things for the people of the towns and cities they represent.
The fightback begins on Saturday 3 October, as every set of Premier League fans - led by the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) - will demonstrate against ever increasing ticket prices across the course of the weekend.
As City fans, we call on those making the trip to Norwich to join Union FS and the FSF in this protest, whilst supporting the boys in blue with everything you have.
Union FS are planning to meet in the Compleat Angler (by the train station in Norwich) at 1pm before making the short walk to Carrow Road, together as a group, at around 1.50pm to meet fans of Norwich for a joint show of solidarity. We would love you to join us.
We would encourage you all to take the time to make home made banners (see above) for the occasion. Just think, what does high ticket pricing mean to you?
Please contact Union FS via social media or e-mail at email@example.com if you would like to take part.
Blue and white regards,
Union FS Statement - FSF Protest: Norwich City (A)
Tuesday 22 September 2015
On Thursday 27 August, it was announced that Norwich City would charge Leicester City fans £35 for the privilege of visiting Carrow Road in October 2015.
Given the fears surrounding what price Norwich would charge City fans - exacerbated by the £40 plus cash Stoke City and Bournemouth fans have had to part with - the news came somewhat as a relief. It later emerged that Leicester City Football Club had used some of the Away Supporters' Initiative Fund to reduce the cost for each Leicester fan by £10, from the originally listed £45 outlay.
The Club's intentions in doing so were wholly positive and done for the right reasons - to get more Leicester fans to a game. This has certainly been a success and the Club should be thanked for saving over 2,800 fans a tenner.
That said, Union FS find it wholly disheartening that the Club's hands were forced in such a way. The notion of an Away Supporters' Initiative fund is in danger of becoming at best a gimmick and at worst a method of recycling cash from fans' hands into the pockets of Premier League clubs - Norwich have still got their £45.
Furthermore, it is a core belief of Union FS that £35, and definitely £45, is still too much for a game of football, in particular for the away fans who give so much time, money and effort to follow their team and contribute the majority of the atmosphere at professional fixtures in England.
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