Football fans hit as match day costs soar

Jo Robinson

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Virgin Money's latest Football Fans' Inflation Index reveals the cost of being a football fan is now three and a half times the rate of inflation.

The figures, which take into account ticket prices, replica shirts, match programmes, a gallon of petrol, rail fares, a pint of lager and a bacon roll, put the average cost of a match day at over £112.