Hearts warned over wage delay
Hearts have escaped with a warning over their failure to pay
players on time in September, but face another hearing on
Hearts escaped with a warning on Monday over their failure to
pay players on time in September, but face another Scottish Premier
League hearing on Wednesday over a similar offence from this
The SPL issued a statement stating that Hearts had been
“reprimanded and warned with regards to its future conduct”.
On Monday Hearts paid outstanding wages from October 15.
Hearts managing director David Southern told reporters after the
outstanding October wages had been paid today.
It is understood manager John McGlynn and six players were
SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said later: “I think it’s
don’t prejudge anything and hear what Hearts have to say. We
don’t know whether the charge is being admitted yet.
“So rather than prejudge the outcome of any hearing, I think
it’s important we
sit down with a clear mind on Wednesday and judge any evidence
on its merits.”
Hearts were late paying players four times last season and the
SPL issued a
demand in January that they pay players by a certain date,
following an official
complaint by PFA Scotland, the players’ union.
But their previous record was not taken into account by the SPL
“We can’t do that,” Doncaster said. “This is a new set of rules
have brought in over the summer.
“This is the first breach of those new rules and we had to treat
as we would treat any other club that breached those rules.
“It’s a new set of rules and the first breach of those
Hearts later issued a statement, which read: “We accept the
result of today’s
SPL board sub-committee hearing and are satisfied that this
specific matter is now resolved and closed.
“We also acknowledge the second charge against the club, the
subject matter of which the club believes has been resolved
internally. However, the club notes that this will be dealt with
separately on Wednesday.”