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Bayern Munich deserve credit for ticket gesture

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The Bavarians are set to subsidise ticket prices for fans travelling to Arsenal. (©GettyImages)
The Bavarians are set to subsidise ticket prices for fans travelling to Arsenal. (©GettyImages).

Bayern Munich are some times seen as the villains of German football. FC Hollywood, as they are often dubbed, are largely hated by many German football fans. 

Borussia Dortmund are often billed as their antidote - the team for everyone. They had the support most neutraks when the two sides met in last season's Champions League final.

But Die Roten deserve enormous credit for the gesture to their fans this week.

Bayern have reportedly agreed to subsidise the (extortionate) ticket prices their fans are being forced to pay for the opportunity to watch their side take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

They will offer up £74,320 worth of discounts to fans, to subsidise the price of each £62 ticket to a more affordable £37.

The sum is a fraction of what Bayern makes in a year, but it is a nice gesture to their supporters.

The Bavarian club recognised that the initial price would make "a big dent in supporters' pockets" in a statement they issued.

The subsidies are "a small thank you for the great support" in 2013, following the German champions' incredible 2012-13 season. They dominated all competitions, collecting two domestic trophies, the Bundesliga title and the UEFA Champions League.

It's nice to see such a massive club take care of their supporters with such a simple gesture.

More clubs should follow suit and help out their supporters, so they can enjoy the working man's game without having to sell their kidneys.

And as for Arsenal. Their ticket prices have been the cause for a lot of debate in recent times. The most expensive club to watch in the Premier League, they charge up to £126 for some seats. 

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