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.
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.
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.
is in response to the non-payment of our management and players back home’s
salaries for the last month.”
month the players were finally compensated after the cash-strapped union was
unable to pay its players in recent months.
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.