Monaco Fans Demand Season Ticket Refunds After Falcao and James Departures

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2014

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All is not well in the moneyed principality of Monaco. 

Despite the backing of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and the House of Grimaldi, the Ligue 1 side have parted with two of their biggest talents during the summer transfer window: The Colombian duo of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao.

El Tigre's loan move to Manchester United has prompted so much displeasure in the fanbase that supporters are being urged to stay away from the Stade Louis II stadium.

The Mirror translates a disgruntled post from a Monaco fan site, which ran under the headline "Supporters, demand a refund for your season ticket":

With these two departures and with almost no new signings during the whole transfer window, Monaco fans are swinging between anger, confusion and frustration.

The fans feel betrayed today – for having believed the club's promises and having accepted a significant increase in season ticket prices at Stade Louis II.

There's nothing to indicate the club will accept these demands, but at least they will show our general unhappiness.

The average attendance at the Stade Louis II last season was just 8,906, per That's under half the capacity and the second-lowest attandence figure in the league. 

Furthermore, a poll by France Football shows an overwhelming lack of faith in Les Rouges et Blancs' current efforts. The tweet below asked if supporters still believed in Monaco's project.

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That'll be a "non," then.  

 [The Mirror]