Standard de Liège fans boycot Brugge match [Updated]
A Standard de Liège supporters group has announced that there will be no Standard fans attending the away match against Club Brugge this weekend. The boycot is a move in protest against the high ticket prices Brugge charges the Standard fans.
The boycot is the third already this season, with Standard fans earlier boycotting the league matches against Beerschot and Lierse. Brugge charges €25.00 for access to the Jan Breydel Stadion, the same as what most Brugge fans pay, but more than the €20.00 Standard fans say is reasonable.
When Brugge visited Standard earlier this season their fans were charged €20.00, though ticket prices of €25.00 or more are hardly uncommon for the neutral visiting a match at Sclessin.
Standard’s management had earlier tried to negotiate lower ticket prices for its fans, but negotations led to nowhere, meaning that the Standard fans will stay at home this Sunday.[Update] In another ticket pricing dispute Manchester United have contacted Athletic Club de Bilbao to query the price of £77.50 the visiting fans have to pay to get in San Mamés, more than double the £36.00 Bilbao fans have to pay to enter Old Trafford.