On This Day – Fowler Supports Striking Dockers

20-3-1997 Robbie Fowler showed his support for striking Liverpool dockers after scoring against Norwegian club Brann in European Cup Winners’ Cup match on this day in 1997. Fowler removed his shirt to reveal a t-shirt that had ‘Support The 500 Sacked Dockers‘ printed on it. The Liverpool born striker was fined 2,000 Swiss Francs by UEFA for the action.

Liverpool won the match 3-0 thanks to two goals by Fowler and one from Stan Collymore. The Liverpool line-up was James, Wright, Harkness, Bjørnebye, Matteo, McAteer, McManaman, Barnes, Redknapp, Fowler and Berger.

Fowler had scored this memorable goal in the first leg in Norway that had ended 1-1.


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