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Football Supporters Protest Against Ticket Prices (VIDEO)

20/06/2013 09:40 BST | Updated 20/06/2013 09:41 BST

Organisers of the Wednesday protest rally against the escalating cost of ticket prices have accused Barclays Premier League clubs of "pure greed".

An estimated 400-500 supporters from various clubs took part in a demonstration outside the competition's headquarters in London on the day fixtures for the 2013-14 season were published.

A delegation comprising representatives of fans' groups from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as the Football Supporters' Federation, also met with beleaguered Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.

The rally was organised by the Liverpool group Spirit of Shankly and their spokesman James McKenna said: "Supporters have begun to ask why they are paying £62 at Arsenal, why are they paying £50-plus to go to Man Utd, Chelsea or QPR.

"When do we draw the line in the sand? People have said enough's enough and we need to take this message to the Premier League.

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Sussed supporters have been priced out of attending games

"It has got out of hand. There is more money than ever coming into football clubs - there is this new TV deal bringing in so much money - but they are charging us more and more.

"Supporters are looking at this new TV deal, and stadium naming rights, shirt sponsors and kit manufacturers - hundreds of millions of pounds - and the prices are still going up and up.

"It's pure greed and supporters have had enough of it."

That increase in Premier League wealth is highlighted by the three-year £5.5 billion global TV rights deal which comes into effect from the start of next season.

Calculations revealed by the FSF show that the increased revenue would be enough to cut the price of every ticket at every game in a season by £51.30.