Milan‘s ultras group are protesting against the lack of standardised pricing for travelling fans in Serie A, after being charged €65 per ticket for the match in the Italian capital.
In contrast, Roma‘s opening game of the season saw visiting Salernitana fans charged €35 and it is felt that clubs are taking advantage of larger travelling contingents to maximise profits with higher prices.
As reported by SempreMilan.com, Rossoneri ultras will stand in silence for the first 15 minutes of the clash on Friday evening in Rome, with a Curva Sud group taking to Instagram to announce the plan.
Curva Sud protest ticket prices
“On Friday night in Rome, Milan fans will pay a whopping €65!!! And to think that only 10 days ago Salernitana fans paid €35 for the same sector,” a statement on Instagram from the Curva Sud group read. “It is inconceivable that in the same competition, for the same seat a fan has to pay almost twice as much as a fan of another team.
“We will not stand for these prices any longer, for years some fans have been stung with ever more exorbitant prices, the salaries of fans, however, do not increase according to the team they support but are on average the same throughout Italy.
“Therefore, on Friday in Rome, in addition to carrying the usual banner, we will remain silent for the first quarter of an hour in protest.
“The time has come for all those involved to take charge of this issue, to finally introduce an equal and capped price for away fans in all stadia, as already happens in the major leagues in Europe and as established this summer by UEFA for European competitions.”
In-form AC Milan take on struggling AS Roma
Milan go into the match in strong form, with two impressive wins from their opening Serie A matches, and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
Roma, meanwhile, have underwhelmed so far and only have a single point, with a 2-2 draw against Salernitana followed up by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hellas Verona.
With their opponents struggling, Milan are looking to open up an eight-point gap on their rivals and claim a significant early season win at the Stadio Olimpico.