Angry Monaco fans demand refunds after Falcao and James sales
One of Monaco's biggest supporters websites are imploring fellow aggrieved fans to demand refunds from the Ligue 1 club after two of their biggest stars, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, were allowed to leave for pastures new this summer.
According to a report in L'Equipe, the administrators of the "Planete ASM" fan site are furious after being assured by Monaco for the last year that Falcao and James would be the focus of the club's future project and have since called on all fans to seek refunds for their season tickets after the pair were sold to Real Madrid and Manchester United respectively over the course of the last few months.
In a blog statement posted on Planete ASM entitled "Supporters, demand a refund for your season ticket", the livid staff ranted: "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.
"We were led around all summer with encouraging slogans and posters promising James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao would be the focus of the club's future on the rise to the top.
"Demand a refund of your subscription or at least (a refund of) the huge increase from last season! There's nothing to indicate the club will accept these demands, but at least they will show our general unhappiness."
On a similar theme, France Football magazine recently ran a Twitter poll asking whether Monaco fans still believed in the club's grand project. The results were fairly conclusive, with 97 percent of supporters voting "no."
Croyez-vous encore au projet de Monaco ? pic.twitter.com/meKADDsbxA- France Football (@francefootball) September 2, 2014