Liverpool fans have been left furious after club officials cancelled a planned Q&A session over ticket prices.
Supporters have been left disgruntled with plans to increase prices in Anfield’s new main stand to as high as £77 per ticket, culminating in Saturday’s 77th minute walk-out protest during the match with Sunderland.
And earlier today, we told you that some supporters had moved on to targeting club sponsors in an attempt to gain some traction for their cause.
But they were left furious this afternoon after it was announced via Liverpool’s official Twitter feed that a planned meeting to thrash out a potential solution for the issue had been cancelled at the last minute:
LFC thanks fans for submitting questions for tonight's Q&A however due to ongoing ticketing discussions, this will no longer take place.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 8, 2016
The LFC hierarchy may well have had genuine reasons for cancelling the session, but judging by some of the responses, it was a PR gaffe of the highest order:
— long in 16 (@ScouseTims) February 8, 2016
@LFC youve been cyberbullied
— BiblicalShart (@BiblicalShart) February 8, 2016
@LFC I booked off work for this to. Yous paying me for the day..??
— Eathen.. (@Eathen_1892) February 8, 2016
@LFC forever bottling it.
— . (@AnfieldRd96) February 8, 2016
@LFC I shat on my boss' desk and quit my job just for this Q&A and now you're telling me it will no longer take place?
— ONE John Terry (@lmaoeden) February 8, 2016
@LFC hahaha Ian Ayre is a wasteman
— AJ Styles (@LiamGeraldShone) February 8, 2016
— dayo (@DamianConnor) February 8, 2016
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) February 8, 2016
— Chris Hurst (@ChrisHurst__) February 8, 2016
@LFC HAHAHHAHA BOTTLED IT JUST LIKE THE LEAGUE
— Tom (@EmbegCan) February 8, 2016
It remains to be seen whether or not Reds supporters will have any other demonstrations organised in time for their next match, which is this Sunday at Aston Villa.