Alexandre Song in action for Sion

By Nji Nelson Chefor

Sports Writer, Cameroon

Former Cameroon international and FC Barcelona midfielder Alex Dimitri Song Bilong has reported FC Sion to FIFA with the aid of his legal team.

The Swiss top tier side,included the 32-year-old former Arsenal star on a list of nine players they sacked last week for refusal a reduced wage proposed them because of the CoronaVirus outbreak. The club on a mission to reduce their wage bill for the first team proposed the lesser wages and terminated their deal with players who didn’t react 24 hours later.

The Swiss players’ union has indicated it’s support to the players, with Song intending to take legal action.

“My lawyer will take care of it, it’s gone to FIFA. We’re going to defend our rights,” the former Cameroon international told French broadcaster RMC recently.

“We received a message to tell us that everyone had to sign a paper saying that we had to reduce our salaries. We decided together to not sign this document. We wanted to have a discussion with our bosses.

“I’ve not committed any professional mistake. Every club talks to their players to reach solutions, Alex Song told the media.

FC Sion sacked nine of its players for refusing unemployment settlement amid the coronavirus pandemic. The one time West Ham United midfielder is on the sack list with another former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou.

Compatriot Christian Zock,Ivorian Seydou Doumbia, Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani, Xavier Kouassi, Birama Ndoye and Mickael Facchinetti completes the list.

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