Swiss football team FC Sion has sacked nine players after they refused to take a pay cut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Most notably players sacked include former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou and midfielder Alexander Song. The outbreak of coronavirus is killing the finances of clubs across Europe and has led to a host of leagues being suspended.
The Coronavirus outbreak has seen the Swiss Super League was halted indefinitely and it has severely hampered clubs' abilities to generate revenue to sustain their staff.
As reported by the SDA news agency and RSI television network captain Xavier Kouassi, Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani, Seydou Doumbia, Mickael Facchinetti, Christian Zock, and Birama Ndoye were the other players released by Sion.
FC Sion has terminated the contracts of 9 of its players, including former Arsenal stars Alex Song and Johan Djourou. This comes after they refused the club’s temporary unemployment terms, as football clubs face financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/0vhUcjOpEM— BFM News (@NewsBFM) March 20, 2020