Bolton Players Embark On Strike Over Unpaid Wages

By Ikenga Chronicles July 7, 2018

Bolton Players Embark On Strike Over Unpaid Wages

Bolton Wanderers players have gone on strike for the inability of the club to pay wages and bonuses.The Trotters’ friendly match at St Mirren today (Saturday) was therefore, called off as a result of the development.

In a statement issued to the Bolton News, the striking players said that they have been left in an “impossible situation” and dubbed their treatment by the club as “totally unacceptable”.

“Over the past two seasons we as a club have experienced unprecedented success in first achieving promotion to the Championship, then staying in the league last season,” the statement read.

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“This was achieved despite extremely difficult circumstances. All players, current and past, who were contracted to the club have contributed to this success.

“Over the course of the two years, on numerous occasions contracted players have not been paid on time. This has culminated in certain players not receiving their June wage.

“On each occasion this has happened ,we have received no notification or an explanation as to why. We feel this is totally unacceptable after a huge effort from everybody over the last two seasons.

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“Regrettably, as a group, this has led to the decision. We unreservedly apologise to any supporters that have made plans to come and watch the game.”

Bolton have been hit by financial problems of late and were forced to fend off a winding-up petition in February by settling their debts with the HM Revenue & Customs.

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