From ticket price rises to costly pies, British football fans are being taken for granted

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Supporters play a role in this: when did you ever hear one popping up on a phone-in to call for their club’s chairman to keep an eye on the purse strings?

By James Moore

Next month’s Wembley FA Cup semi-finals have once again turned the national spotlight on ticket prices and the exploitative relationship between football and its fans. 

 Supporters of Chelsea, Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham have accused the sport’s governing body of ‘opportunistic exploitation of fan loyalty’ through the imposition of ticket price rises that they say are ‘ten times the rate of inflation’. 

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