The footballers released a statement today condemning the problems they are having at the club and Friday’s friendly against Chester was canceled.
The Bolton Wanderers‘ footballers are under stress right now as they say the team owns them 20 weeks of pay.
And the friendly against Chester on Friday was canceled after the players refused to play if they haven’t been paid.
“The players and coaching staff have not been paid by the club for 20 weeks and the administrators have not offered any financial assistance,” the players wrote a press release as quoted by The Guardian.
“It is our understanding that there are sufficient funds to provide financial help immediately, but there has been none.”
“As we have stated in a previous statement, all this has caused severe mental and emotional stress, affecting both our professional and personal lives, and this has now only increased,” they say.
“Certain individuals are in need of support and none has been forthcoming from the club.”
“With the new season looming, it is becoming impossible to prepare correctly for the challenge ahead,” the footballers added.
“Contracted players and staff have returned to what they hoped would be a resolved situation and a fresh start for everyone.”
“They have undertaken their duties and obligations with diligence and professionalism but how long is it reasonable for us to do so without being paid?” they concluded.
📰 Statement on behalf of Paul Appleton, Joint Administrator for Bolton Wanderers.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) July 17, 2019