The Former Barcelona Player fired along with seven Teammate. Total of eight Sion soccer players have been fired for refusing to accept a partial proposal for unemployment due to the coronavirus crisis
The former Barcelona player Alex Song fired, who until Thursday was part of the discipline of FC Sion, has been fired along with seven other footballers by the Swiss team for refusing to accept a partial proposal for unemployment due to the coronavirus crisis, as reported on Thursday by the Swiss newspaper.
This newspaper ensures that Sion requested the eight players, among whom is also the former Girona’s Seydou Doumbia, a short-term cancellation of his contract due to the current situation caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus). Faced with the alleged refusal of the footballers to accept it, the eighth classified in the Swiss Super League decided to unilaterally terminate their contracts without prior notice.
The other six players who have been dismissed for Protest: Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani (30), Mickael Facchinetti (29), Christian Zock (25), Birama Ndoye (25), the captain of the team Xavier Kouassi and the former Arsenal, Johan Djourou.
Accordingly, all players in the squad had previously received a letter requesting short-time work. However, as Djourou’s advisor Costa Bonato criticized, there were only a few hours to respond. The letter apparently came on Wednesday and required a response on the same day at 12 noon. In such a short period of time, it was impossible to clarify the matter seriously, said Bonato. “And no one was available from the club for inquiries and we were unable to clarify the matter.
The agent of one of them alleges that they were not given time to clarify the matter. The Association Switzerland of Footballers ( SAFP ) has already expressed his disagreement with this sharp determination. We hope these unfair dismissals are revoked immediately and to discuss possible alternatives.”.