Players of Club Deportivo Veracruz will not play this Friday, October 18 in protest against the owners of the team due to the lack of payments to the footballers, who in some cases exceed 6 months of work.
This was made known by the president of the Mexican Association of Footballers (AMF), Alvaro Ortíz, who also called on other teams and players to stand in solidarity, as well as the owners who have outstanding payments.
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«Some players even up to six months owe them, from last tournament. The new ones haven’t gained a single weight since they started. There are props who are sleeping under the stadium on mattresses, the children of several classmates are running them out of school and a decision was reached, which is not going to be played next Friday,» Ortiz said in an interview with Fox Sports.
Alvaro Ortíz, president of the Mexican Association of Footballers, confirmed that the players of Veracruz will not show up and that they do not want to talk to the Liga MX or the FMF #FSRadio pic.twitter.com/nTZGp4eLJh
— FOX Sports (@FOXDeportes) October 16, 2019
In a statement, the AMF stated that this measure is backed by all players on national football teams, in the face of the «clear impact on their labour rights, integrity and dignity as professional players.»
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Even Ortiz detailed that the effects are not only for the first team, as it is also due to the women of the squad, as well as the young people of the u20 cadre, who were lowered by 6 thousand to 3 thousand pesos.
#Comunicado ??#AMFpro-FootballersUnited pic.twitter.com/L81FljiZjC
— AMFproMX (@AMFproMX) October 17, 2019
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