Fenerbahce president slams controversial Passolig e-ticketing system

Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yildirim slams controversial Passolig e-ticketing system [divider]

Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yıldırım has lambasted the controversial Passolig e-ticketing system.

Yıldırım blamed Passolig for the decreasing stadium attendance figures and raised concerns that football fans are being exploited to sell credit cards.


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“Passolig is harming Turkish sport, the stadiums are empty, fans are being exploited,” Yıldırım told Fenerbahçe Magazine.

The average crowd numbers dropped to 6,998 per-game at the end of week 18, less than half compared to this stage last season.

The Passolig system is currently being taken to court by a non governmental organization named Supporter Rights Solidarity Center (Taraf-Der).

Taraf-Der are campaigning for the Passolig to be disbanded on grounds that the e-ticketing system violates the constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Each Passolig card sold automatically results in a credit card and bank account being opened at Aktif Bank.

The company issuing the cards can sell private data to third parties and charge a bank commission on every sale.