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Their performance was so embarrassing... the players offer their fans a refund!

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 921

Pin Yeovil will refund all travelling supporters who witnessed the 8-2 defeat at Luton. Twitter
Yeovil will refund all travelling supporters who witnessed the 8-2 defeat at Luton. Twitter

Their performance was so embarrassing... the players offer their fans a refund!

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 921

It is not a gesture conventionally seen in football, but following an 'unacceptable' 8-2 defeat, the players and staff are planning to compensate their supporters.

After Yeovil Town were humbled 8-2 at Luton Town on the opening day of the League Two season, the club's players and staff will refund the 258 supporters who travelled to Kenilworth Road in Luton.

Captain for the day James Bailey said in a club statement: 'We know we let ourselves and the fans down. We felt the same as everyone else connected with the club and know the performance was unacceptable'.

'The support we had at Luton was fantastic and we didn't repay them how we wanted. Most were still there at the end of the game when our performance didn't merit that', Bailey said.

'As a group, we want to apologise and give fans their money back', the midfielder concluded.

Manager Darren Way added: 'Saturday was never going to be easy but the manner of the defeat was totally unacceptable and I apologise to the supporters and take full responsibility for that'.

'Paying supporters their money back is a collective decision, we're not happy with just apologising but at the same time know our best apology will come on the pitch in the coming weeks'.

It is not a common sight in football, but it is also not the first time fans have been offered a refund. In October 2014, Sunderland's first-team squad offered to reimburse supporters' match tickets after an 8-0 defeat at Southampton.

 

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