How badly do you have to be embarrassed for you to feel the need to reimburse your fans for attending a match? Apparently a 9-1 thrashing is enough.
Tottenham crushed, destroyed, humiliated a pathetic Wigan side. The embarrassing performance has lead the players, not the club, but the players, to personally refund the fans who bought a ticket and made the trip to North London.
Wigan captain Mario Melchiot stated, “We feel that as a group of players we badly let down our supporters yesterday, and this is a gesture we HAVE TO make and pay them back for their tremendous loyalty. There is not a lot else to say, just that as a group of professionals we were embarrassed by the way we performed, we feel it was below our standards and this is something we feel we owe to the fans.”
This is a very noble step for the Wigan players to take, but could also set a very dangerous precedent for refunding fans due to “embarrassing” circumstances. The newest claims to be made by fans:
Arsenal fans are requesting refunds for every match where van Persie has scored and screamed like a girl while flailing his hands about in front of his mouth.
Chelsea fans are looking for refunds for any time that they sat close enough to get sprayed by Drogba’s Soul Glow. Rumor has it that the “splash zone” includes anyone in the first 6 rows of any stadium.
Liverpool fans would like to be refunded for any game either Torres or Gerrrard did not play in, which may be about every game.
Aston Villa fans are looking for a refund for any jersey purchased due to the fact that the color “Claret” just sounds gay.
Newcastle fans would like a refund for all of last season.
Manchester United fans are perfect.