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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Alex Song shocked by Sion sacking

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song says he was shocked to be sacked by FC Sion this month.

Song and eight other players, including another ex-Arsenal player Johan Djourou, were fired after either failing to respond to a WhatsApp message to the squad from club president Christian Constantin or refusing his offer of pay-cuts.

Song 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."

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