With Queretaro, Chiapas, Puebla and Celaya all having problems paying players recently, Cruz Azul and Mexico midfielder Christian Gimenez has revealed he is considering resigning as secretary of the player commission, due to the authorities not taking it into consideration enough.
“I’m thinking about (leaving) it because it is a situation that I don’t like,” he told reporters in Mexico City on Monday.
He added: “I see that the league or federation doesn’t care if there is a player commission. Part of the responsibility (for the problems) is of the federation for not looking into (the history) of those buying teams.”
Gimenez added that the players’ union was weak and players should get more involved.
Mexico captain Rafa Marquez also weighed in on the issue last week, suggesting the commission should be independent of the Mexican federation (FMF).
“I think it should separate itself from the federation, that’s the main thing,” said Marquez in widely published quotes. “Sometimes there is a lot of fear about what can happen after, but if they can do it in other countries, why not in Mexico?”
Queretaro being taken over by the Mexican government due to charges of fraud against its owner Amado Yanez. However, it was Celaya’s players who really garnered the attention of the press outside its borders.
The players placed brown paper bags over their heads for the official photo ahead of Saturday’s home game against Merida, with words like “Pay me” and dollar signs scrawled on them.