Embarrassing: Lazio sell 11 season tickets on first day of sales ahead of Serie A campaignPublished July 20, 2016
If you thought things at Lazio couldn’t get any more embarrassing, then you would be wrong.
The Serie A side have endured a quite ridiculous couple of weeks after the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa, two days after the Argentine was given the job at the Stadio Olimpico.
But the Italian side sunk to a new low on Monday, after La Gazetta dello Sport reported that the club was only able to sell an appalling 11 season tickets, by the end of the first day of sales.
Last year, a club record low of 12,800 season tickets were sold for Lazio’s league fixtures at the 72,698 capacity stadium and, on the evidence of Monday, a new record is likely to be set this season.
It seems that fans of Lazio are staying away from the stadium out of protest of President Claudio Lotito’s handling of the club.
Fans were already said to be upset with the 59-year-old Italian entrepreneur following an underwhelming 2015-16 season in which Lazio finished eighth, and it seems that the Bielsa ordeal has further angered disgruntled supporters.
Although we certainly expect more than 11 season tickets to eventually be sold between now and the start of the Seire A season on August 21st, the unrest around the club is of course a worrying sign, and there is a feeling that the disharmony around the Stadio Olimpico will continue for the long haul.
With no end in sight, we at Free Bets, will keep you updated with developments surrounding this bizarre story