'What do they expect?' - Glory boss Sage unfazed by PFA anger


Australia's professional footballers' union is threatening legal action against Perth Glory owner Tony Sage after he stood down the A-League club's players and staff.

Less than a week after the FFA suspended the 2019-20 A-League season until at least April 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sage has stood down all of the club's players and staff.

The decision prompted an angry response from the PFA, who have promised to initiate legal proceedings if Sage doesn't reinstate players immediately.

"A fortnight ago, it was fine to relocate players to the east coast away from their families and expose them to a global pandemic," PFA chief executive John Didulica said.

"Now, when the opportunity arises, it is considered acceptable to stop paying them."

However, Sage is unrepentant and believes his action is no different to any other business during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The whole of the income structure of the league has stopped. There's no income," Sage told AAP.

"The FFA has stopped the league.

"What do they expect?"

Source AAP