Wait a minute! i thought that AC Milan’s resurgent form in the Serie A would allow some respite for their disgruntled fans considering that just a month ago, their were on the wrong side of the table.
However, that seems not to be the case. In fact attendance at the San Siro is so bad that Milan’s CEO Adriano Galliani has offered to discount tickets just to attract fans back to the stadium.
When Milan Played Madrid at the San Siro more than a week ago, more than 75,000 fans attended that match. This is in deep contrast to the 40,000 who turned up for their superclasico against AS Roma. Attendance at Milan’s games have been in decline with reports saying that the club has lost around 16,000 regular fans last year alone.
This is quite a large number of people and you can now understand how one of the most successful club’s in world football is facing a major financial crisis. What baffles me howevere, is the fact that you just cannot satisfy people.
When Milan were having a rough start to the season, nearly all their fans called on club president Silvio Berlusconi to get rid of coach Leonardo and to buy players who could replace the void left by their former play-maker Kaka. Now that Milan are up to third in the Serie A, the same fans who were so loud in voicing their discontent have apparently disappeared.
One thing is for sure, if Milan are to continue producing superb results then they will have to utilise all their resources including their twelfth player – the fans.