Former Barcelona Midfielder Alex Song speaks on sacking by Sion for refusing to take a pay cut in wages.

Former Barcelona and Cameroonian midfielder, Alex song has aired his view on his surprise dismissal from Switzerland club, Sion.

Song, as well as six of his teammates, was shown the exit door by the club president for either refusing to his offer or not responding to what app message.

The Switzerland based club wanted players to take a pay cut in wages as the club battle Economic difficulties amidst the Coronavirus pandemic crisis.

The 32-year-old told his side of the story

He told RMC Sport: “My lawyer will take care of it, let’s go to FIFA. We will defend our rights.

“We played a friendly on Friday (March 20) and we were supposed to meet with the president on Monday, then on Tuesday. We had no news.

“We received a WhatsApp message on Tuesday afternoon to tell us that everyone had to sign a paper telling us that our wages were being lowered, that we were going to be paid around €12,000.

“We were to return the paper the next day at noon. We received this document without explanation.”

The former Arsenal player added: “I am a footballer, it is not my job.

“There are people to verify that [the document]. I couldn’t sign it, we didn’t have any discussions.

“All the clubs are talking today. Our captain didn’t know anything. We decided together not to sign this document. We wanted to talk.

“I did not make any professional misconduct. All the clubs talk to their players to find solutions.

“We do not understand what happened. No one can understand.”

The other players who were fired by the club along with Song were former Arsenal player Johan Djourou Christian Zock, Pajtim Kassami, Ermir Lenjani, Xavier Kouassi, Birama Ndoye, Mikael Facchinetti, and Seydou Doumbia.

Alex song joined Sion in 2018 on a free transfer from Russian club Rubin Kazan.

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