Football fans face soaring prices as meat pie cost rises by a FIFTH

FOOTBALL fans heading to Boxing Day games could be bang on their feet when they see food costs – when meat pies soar by a FIFTH.

The seedy stadium staple has skyrocketed in price over the past year due to rising inflation.

Meat pies have skyrocketed in price


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Analysis of ONS statistics shows the pastry-based meal is 21 per cent more expensive than in January, one of the foods hardest hit by the economic woes.

That means a £5 cake last year would now cost £6.10.

Meanwhile, Labor analysis shows a beer at the stadium costs 7 per cent more than last year.

And for die-hard fans who want to buy their team’s kit, it costs them 14 percent more than last year.

According to the party’s analysis, the ticket price for a game is 3 percent higher than in 2021.

Soccer-loving folks who organize their own kickabout are also stung by the 20 percent skyrocketing price of a ball.

Thousands of fans are expected to travel today for the traditional December 26 games.

Jeff Smith, Labor shadow sport secretary, said: “Football on Boxing Day is the highlight of the year for many fans.

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“But Conservative mismanagement has crashed our economy and football fans are paying the price.

“We are facing the worst cost-of-living crisis in 40 years. Labor would provide the strong leadership and stable economy our country desperately needs.”

Southampton fan Rishi Sunak has made fighting inflation his top priority. Football fans face soaring prices as meat pie cost rises by a FIFTH

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