Johan Djourou, Pajtim Kasami, Alex Song, Ermir Lenjani, Xavier Kouassi, Seydou Doumbia, Mickaël Facchinetti, Christian Zock and Birama Ndoye. They all received the Blue Letter shortly after noon on Wednesday, March 18. She chose Sion President Christian Constantin from his over 30-member squad to be dismissed without notice because they did not agree to the introduction of short-time work within a few hours. Like all players at this time, without exception. Nine and not ten. So that this wasn’t a mass layoff.
9880 francs instead of 50,000
Now CC is backtracking in three cases. “I canceled the layoffs of Kasami, Facchinetti and Ndoye because I agreed with them,” explains the club owner. “With a bit of a delay you decided to agree to the short-time work.” The contract for all three expires at the end of June. So that they classify a minimum wage for Sion standards for three and a half months. CHF 9,880 per month. Otherwise Kasami would have collected over 50,000. «Pajtim is actually a decent boy. He blindly followed Captain Kouassi, who only wanted to defend his coal, »said CC. Which is why he also rehabilitated Zurich, who had originally been identified as a co-ringleader.
With these layoffs, according to CC, he achieved two goals: «Firstly, that I set an example so that everyone else immediately changed and signed their minds. On the other hand, I didn’t destroy my balance sheet by letting out only players who no longer had transfer value. »
Facchinetti had an extension clause in his contract. What will become of this? CC: «What can I know? Football no longer exists at the moment. And that we will stay that way for a while. So there is no basis for decision-making. »
“Certain footballers are selfish”
The situation is different, Johan Djourou, who sued CC last week for defamation because he wants to compensate for the loss of face suffered by this affair. “We are not just money-driven mercenaries, as we came across in this matter,” says the Geneva in the “Nouvelliste.” And if he won in court, he would donate the money.
CC: «Back then, Djourou was not present at the video conference. I expected him to stand there and say to the players: ‘Listen boys, we have to make this effort now!’ Especially since he had such a small wage at 7,500 francs that short-time work was of no financial importance to him. Instead, he also hid behind Kouassi and let him fill out the short-time form instead of taking care of it himself. Now he can “deafen” for a long time and speak of satisfaction. But I will tell him in the eyes what I am saying here now. Namely, that some players are now looking for the error elsewhere. Certain footballers are egoists who do not look beyond the nose and do not recognize the impending dangers because they do not have a sufficient general view of things. »
In contrast, three players came to FIFA in this case: Kouassi, Song and Doumbia. CC: «What the three did not know when they switched on FIFA: I had previously been brought to a civilian court in Valais, which is why the case there is now pending. Because of this pending dependency and because it concerns labor law, the case is now being assessed there. And neither from FIFA nor from the sports court. Because I want a civil law judgment on this matter. » If necessary up to and with federal court.