Thursday, December 17, 2015

The end of Passolig?

It seems as if the football fans group Taraf-der have had a big victory in the courts with the Passolig system, in particular the fact that a bank runs it, deemed unconstitutional. As with anything to do with trade law, constitutionality and implementation ... it isn't clear what exactly happens next.

This is from a pretty good translation into English (except for a bit at the end where I think the copy/paste function buggered up) of an article originally posted in Turkish on the Football Supporters Europe website:

... in November 2015, the Constitutional Court of Turkey finally discussed the case. However did not release the official desicion. But finally the official declaration have been released on 16th of December by the Constitutional Court.
According to this desicion from now on, TFF or the football clubs can not assign their rights to sell and marketing tickets to the third parties and can not share the personal ID informations of the fans with the third parties also. This means as like before the Passolig times, TFF and the football clubs should be the only responsible parties to sell the tickets. This developement had been interperented as the end of the Passolig application, which is a trade mark of the Aktifbank, by the fan lawyers.
You can check out the whole article here.

What next? I don't know. But from the tweets and messages I'm seeing... Passolig may very soon come to pass.

1 comment:

  1. I think an 'Inshallah' is necessary here !!!

    Hopefully us Ankaragucu kankas will not go through this ridiculous system when Ankaragucu make it into the PTT League next season. Add another 'Inshallah' !!!!