Answers demanded from Sheffield Wednesday’s Dejphon Chansiri over unpaid wages reports

The Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust wants answers from the club regarding the latest instance of unpaid wages at the club.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 6:00 am

It was reported over the weekend by The Telegraph that Wednesday players are still owed their wages for April and that some are still awaiting payment from March, reports that surfaced after the weekend’s results left the Owls with a chance of Championship survival.

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In response to the latest reports, the supporters’ trust say that ‘silence and a refusal to comment is not acceptable’ and want answers on what is happening with regards to the payment of wages at the club.

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A statement from the trust on Sunday read, “The Trust is very concerned about media reports today in the Daily Telegraph regarding SWFC players not receiving their wages for March and April immediately before the crucial game against Forest on 1st May. Whilst this story has not yet been confirmed it comes on the back of previous instances of players not being paid, or only being part paid, first reported as occurring by the Sheffield Star in November 2019 before the current health pandemic led to lockdown.

“That the journalist involved is usually very well informed, leads to significant concern that this latest reported incident of non-payment of wages may be real.

“In the context of the club’s position in the league, and the importance of the week ahead, the last thing that is needed is more negative stories and team morale being undermined.

“If the story is not true we call on the club to immediately deny it. If it is true, we expect the club to immediately explain to supporters what has actually happened and what is being done to put the problem right before next weekend. The club should confirm if wages will be paid in full, or in part, before the game against Derby County. They should also explain why the club has not paid wages correctly at such a critical phase of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday players are reportedly waiting for their April wages. (Will Palmer/PA Wire)

“Silence and a refusal to comment is not acceptable – Sheffield Wednesday fans deserve to hear directly from the club on what is actually happening at our club.”

The club are yet to comment on the matter.

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