Monday 18 December 2017

We’re playing: St Pat’s team changes its mind

St Patrick' s Athletic manager Pete Mahon with assistant manager John Gill, right. Photo: Sportsfile
St Patrick' s Athletic manager Pete Mahon with assistant manager John Gill, right. Photo: Sportsfile

St Patrick Athletic’s big Euro night is back on.

St Pat’s players were refusing to play in the glamour game of their season ... in a row over money.



The team told management that they would not tog out for tonight's home second leg Europa league game against Karpaty Lviv amid a continuing row with the club over bonuses.



The players released a statement at lunchtime - through the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland (PFAI) - in which they expressed regret that they "would not be participating in the fixture this evening".



"This is a unanimous decision of all the players and has not been reached lightly," the statement said.



The row over unpaid bonuses was later resolved.

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