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Wigan's footballers to compensate fans

November 24th, 2009
11:41 AM ET
Chaos in the Wigan defence as they went down 9-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Chaos in the Wigan defence as they went down 9-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Wigan Athletic’s humiliating defeat at the hands of a rampant Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League tie was the worst in the club’s history. They lost 9-1, leaking a staggering eight goals in the second half.

It is not a defeat that fans will have taken lightly and seemingly, the same goes for the players who are now offering the supporters compensation for the agony they were forced to endure.

In a statement released by the club, captain Mario Melchiot has apologized for the team’s woeful display and promised that the players will refund the ticket price to supporters who attended the game.

So will this placate the poor fans who traveled 200 miles to watch their team? It seems unlikely. But what do you think? Is this an appropriate gesture from apologetic players or should they be doing something else? After all, the price of a match day ticket is a drop in the ocean to Premiership players who earn more in a week than most of their supporters earn in a year. Send us your comments.


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