Alex Song to sue FC Sion over unfair termination

Alex Song to sue FC Sion over unfair termination

Former Cameroon international Alex Song has indicated that he will seek legal redress after FC Sion terminated his contract early last week. 

The former Arsenal hardman was among nine players who were released by FC Sion due to the coronavirus crisis. The affected players were released after they apparently refused to accept wage cuts.

Among the players affected include Song, Johan Djourou, Christian Zock, Pajtim Kasami, Ermir Lenjani, Xavier Kouassi, Birama Ndoye, Mikael Facchinetti and Seydou Doumbia.

Sports news television RMC reports that Song has said that he did not break any club rules or commit any misconduct and feels Sion were unfair in terminating his contract.

“I have not committed any professional misconduct. All the clubs talk to their players to find solutions. We do not understand what happened. Nobody can understand. My lawyer will take care of it, let's go to FIFA. We are going to defend our rights," he said.

Song then recounted the events that led to that fateful day when they received their dismissal notice via Whatsapp messenger.

“We played a friendly match on Friday (March 20) and we were supposed to meet the president on Monday. We received a WhatsApp message on Tuesday afternoon telling us that everyone should sign some paper telling us that our salaries were going to be lowered.  We had to return the paper the next day around noon. We received this document without explanation. I'm a footballer, it's not my job. There are people to check this. We couldn't sign it, we didn't have any discussions.  Our captain knew nothing. We all decided not to sign this document. We wanted to discuss," he said. 

Song signed with Swiss Super League club Sion on a free transfer on 14 August 2018.