Anyone who hates losing is taking a major risk when they travel to watch their favorite team play. Unless the joy of going on the road is enough for you, the time and effort it takes to attend a road game requires taking a big chance. For those who had to witness Arsenal getting dismantled by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, the risk did not pay off.
Roughly 3,000 Arsenal fans made the trip to Old Trafford to witness a horrendous 8-2 loss. Realizing that it must have been a brutal and expensive situation for them, the club has offered to cover their cost of travel and ticket to a future Barclay’s Premier League away game. Now that’s what I call acknowledging commitment.
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie insists the 3,000 fans cheered them on for all 90 minutes despite the horrific performance, inspiring the team to walk over and thank them after the game. Watching a soccer team lose 8-2 is about the equivalent of watching a football team lose 63-7, and most of us would not be sticking around to witness that.
It’s time for some American teams to adopt this policy, right? Between travel, air fare, food, time off work, and other factors we can spend up to thousands traveling to support our team. We should be reimbursed if they lose. Fair is fair.
H/T to Sports by Brooks Live for the story.Google+