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.
“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.