Bayern Munich fans stayed away for the first minutes of their team’s Champions League clash with Arsenal in a protest against ticket prices for the game.
Supporters’ group FC Bayern Worldwide last week called for travelling fans not to enter the Emirates Stadium until after the first minutes of the match had been played.
That’s because they believe that the cheapest away ticket for the game is too expensive at a huge £64.
According to the group, it has cost almost €100 for one brief to be delivered to one fan and it has made it almost impossible for some supporters to make the trip to North London.
In a statement they gave last week, they cited the cost of tickets to see Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb as much more favourable and they were planning to show their feelings towards Arsenal with the five-minute walkout.
And they stuck to their promise, with some supporters sent inside before kick-off to set up this banner in the away section:
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) October 20, 2015
Arsenal would have been hoping to make the most of the Bayern supporters not being in the stadium for the opening five minutes, but they’ve been pegged back almost immediately by an impressive away side.
It’s 0-0 at the time of writing this article, but Bayern are knocking on the door for an opening goal.