Borussia Dortmund will be without 1,000 fans for their game at Hamburg, as they prepare to stage a boycott against high ticket prices.
The cheapest available tickets for away supporters are 19 Euros, whereas HSV charge 14 Euros for matches against ‘lesser’ teams, and fans of the Bundesliga champions are unhappy with the price discrimination.
Therefore, a considerable section of 7,000 travelling BVB fans will leave the stadium immediately after the first whistle to express their dismay – a course of action that coach Jurgen Klopp believes benefits no-one.
“It would be a strong action from the fans. However, there are no winners in this scenario,” he told reporters.
Tickets for visiting fans at Dortmund start at 15 Euros and 30 cents, regardless of the opponents.