Currie Cup

Kings show solidarity for unpaid mates

2015-10-03 12:14
EP Kings protest (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - The EP Kings staged a minor protest in their Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls on Friday evening wearing white armbands in solidarity with the coaching staff and players that have not been paid salaries for a month.

Kings captain Tim Whitehead said the match-day 22 decided on the gesture on Thursday with the non-payment of players’ salaries being a constant issue this year.

“The 22-man playing squad unanimously decided as a group to wear white armbands for this match to signify our support for our coaching staff and management and the non-playing squad back home that is still to be paid at the Kings,” Whitehead said following their 48-27 defeat to the Bulls.

“It is in response to the non-payment of our management and players back home’s salaries for the last month.”

Last month the players were finally compensated after the cash-strapped union was unable to pay its players in recent months.

The Kings seemed to put the sorry saga behind them and have been performing admirably until the issue came to the fore once again this week.

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