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SPL threaten Hearts owners with legal action

The Scottish Premier League is pondering whether or not they should take legal action against Heart of Midlothian's owners.

The Edinburgh club has again failed to pay the players' salaries on time, making it the fourth occasion on which this has happened, and a board will come together tonight to decide if action will be taken against the Jambos.

"On 4 January 2012, a sub-committee of the SPL Board made various orders relating to late payment of wages due to 14 Heart of Midlothian players," read a statement on the SPL's official website.

"One of those orders was that Heart of Midlothian should make full payment of January salaries due to the 14 players by the due date of 16 January 2012.

"The Scottish Premier League has now received confirmation from Heart of Midlothian that the club has failed to comply with this order.

"A meeting of the SPL Board of Directors has been called for this evening. At that meeting, the SPL Board will consider the situation and decide upon the appropriate course of action."

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