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Bruce sympathises with Liverpool fans over ticket prices

Bruce sympathises with Liverpool fans. Credit: PA

Hull boss Steve Bruce has called for Barclays Premier League officials to act to curb rising ticket prices ahead of his side's KC Stadium clash with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Visiting fans' group Spirit of Shankly is organising a boycott of the game in protest at the £50 admission charge, and Bruce echoed his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers in backing its right to do so.

Bruce said: "I feel sorry for the supporters of big clubs who have to dig deep every week and I hope when the new TV money comes into play the Premier League can remember football does belong to supporters.

"I know how difficult it is for people here at our club to find the money to bring their two kids to a football match and we have to make sure with all the money washing around we give something back to the fans.

"We have to remember the average man in the street because they are the lifeblood of football and I think if the Premier League set certain rules we would all have to abide by them."

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Lazio's eagle mascot attacked by crow

Lazio's mascot eagle Olimpia was attacked by a crow as it flew its normal pre-match ritual before the start of their Serie A soccer match against Chievo Verona.

The brave crow didn't like Olimpia parading around its stomping ground and went for the white-headed eagle.

Hey, pick on someone your own size. Credit: Reuters

Lazio, who are currently second in Serie A, drew the match 1-1.

It's unknown whether the eagle, or anyone else but the crow, was bothered.

Are you sure you want to do that, Mr.Crow? Credit: Reuters

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Rodgers: Liverpool striker Sturridge doubt for the season

Daniel Sturridge might be done for the season. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Daniel Sturridge may not play for the club again this season.

Sturridge has struggled for form and fitness throughout the campaign and hasn't played since their FA Cup clash with Blackburn on April 8.

"We'll see if he's going to be back this season or pre-season," Rodgers said.

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