Cape Town - Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone says that the club's players should reimburse the fans who travelled to see them lose 8-0 to Southampton on Saturday.
The Black Cats produced a dismal display at the St Mary's Stadium that included countless defensive howlers, including two own-goals, one of which was a volley from 18-yards out.
Some 2,500 fans made the 700-mile journey to the South Coast, and Mannone believes that the players should cover their costs.
"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay for their tickets and their trip," he said.
"I really mean that we should pay their tickets and travel.
"We should do it because we didn't put a foot in, we didn't work hard. We started the game well but after we conceded we threw in the towel and I include myself.
"It is difficult for us but it's very difficult for them as well. It is a difficult moment."