Oops, Hearts did it again – for the second month running, several senior players at Tynecastle found their wage packets to be emptier than a Rio de Janeiro hotel operating a strict ‘Scots Only’ policy for the summer 2014 season.
As always, information about the reasons behind the pay delay is thin on the ground. Prising a statement from the tight lips of the Romanov regime when news is bad is difficult in normal circumstances, but this situation isn’t helped when you find out the September’s salary-tardiness caused the SPL to place Hearts under double-secret transfer probation.
Under this season’s new rules concerning the timely payment of wages, any team that fails to meet its contractual obligations to its staff is automatically barred from registering any new players “until the [SPL] Board is satisfied that such Remuneration Default shall no longer continue or subsist”…
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