Plymouth’s Feeney: Hearts players should just threaten to strike

Plymouth Argyle forward Warren Feeney believes Heart of Midlothian players should simply threaten to strike in order to get their unpaid wages.

Plymouth Argyle forward Warren Feeney believes Heart of Midlothian players should simply threaten to strike in order to get their unpaid wages.

The 30-year old and his Pilgrims teammates did the same thing when they went unpaid back in September and immediately the players received around 40% of their month’s salary.

Hearts players have only received a small portion of November’s pay as the Edinburgh club continues to deal with a crippling financial situation and Northern Ireland international Feeney feels they should pressure the club into paying their wages by going on strike.

“It had come to the point at Plymouth where we were going to make a stand and not play one Saturday. Players couldn’t fill their cars with petrol because there was no money going into the boys’ accounts,” Feeney said.

“If you keep borrowing money you end up getting into more debt. That’s why a lot of the Plymouth boys took the decision to strike.

“I was on international duty at the time so wasn’t part of it but I kept in touch.

“After that move some players started getting percentages of their wages to keep them ticking over.

“It was horrible it had to come to that but I would definitely say the Hearts players should seriously consider doing the same thing.

“Everyone knows I’m a Rangers man but I like to see Hearts doing well and enjoyed playing against them. I totally with the Hearts players here.

“If they stand their ground it could see action taken.

“The owner needs games to go ahead because he makes an income from matchdays. But that money should be to pay the squad – and players will only take so much of not getting any wages.”

 
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