Olivier Sadran, the president of French Ligue 1 football club Toulouse, has offered season ticket holders a refund for the second half of the season due to the team’s poor form.
He said that fans who no longer wish to attend games in the 2020 portion of the season can get their money back for half of the original cost of the ticket.
Toulouse has lost eight Ligue 1 games in a row and find themselves bottom of the table on 12 points, most recently losing 1-0 to Stade Reims at home on Saturday.
Sadran said: “From Monday, people who no longer wish to participate in the second half of this season and no longer go to the stadium, can give their season tickets back and will be reimbursed for the second half of the season.
“What we are offering on the pitch is not worth paying for, so this process seems logical to me. We are sorry, of course, because we need them, certainly, to save ourselves.”
So far this season, the club’s average attendance has been 14,238, which is less than half of the full capacity of its 33,150-seat Stadium de Toulouse. Last season, Toulouse had a slightly better turnout with an overall season average attendance of 16,224.