Some things don't change - like salary woes in M-League
Sesi latihan skuad Sabah Football Club (FC), petang tadi, terbatal dipercayai ada kaitan dengan isu gaji pemain yang dikatakan tertunggak dua bulan.
Sumber dalam pasukan berkata, latihan sepatutnya bermula jam 4 petang namun selepas perbincangan hangat di kalangan pemain dan barisan kejurulatihan, sesi berkenaan kemudian dibatalkan.
Read Harian Metro's 'Gaji tertunggak, pemain Sabah FC boikot latihan'.
Sabah Rhinos had tweeted this earlier yesterday:
Update: Players boikot training. Jam 4pm start, lepak2 kejap lepas jam 4.40pm pulang. Ya la 3 BULAN GAJI BELUM MASUK LAGI. How???!!— SabahRhinos (@sabahrhinos) April 8, 2021
Some things occur every year in Malaysia - the very many festivities, floods in the east coast and footballers not being paid for months.
It's not a laughing matter as these footballers need to put food on their tables. It's their profession. If this happened in any professional set up or organisation, the employee would have gone to the nearest Labour Department to lodge a complaint.
Unpaid salaries also allow match-fixing to rear its ugly head.
The risk of more matches being fixed during the coronavirus pandemic is real as in 2020, Sportradar detected suspicious activity in three Asian nations that has never previously had any indication of match-fixing.
Read Times of India for the full report.
Speaking about Sabah Rhinos, they had tweeted this yesterday morning:
Just to share with you guys this is our grandstand (official only) view during the recent matchday. Ramai betul “official” team SFC. MC announced total attendance 3500++, ticket hotline allocation 2957. Same old attitude 😏 pic.twitter.com/KxyRtxZDov— SabahRhinos (@sabahrhinos) April 8, 2021
To quote the tweet "same old attitude". Well, some things don't change.