The Moss Rose is the scene of a revolt after the players began legal action against Macclesfield Town FC over two months of missing wages.
The angry players have posted a statement on a fans’ forum claiming they have not been paid for the last two months. They say they have had enough of being repeatedly let down by the club and are taking legal advice.
Players are even more furious following news that Macclesfield are still doing deals when they have not been paid – the club have just signed former Leicester and Blackpool striker Jacob Blyth on a one-year deal.
In their statement, the players said: “Having exhausted all other options, we feel we have been left with no alternative but to seek legal advice and take action in order to gain payment of wages for the last two months.
“Therefore, we will be adding our debts to the winding up order filed against Macclesfield Town FC this week.
“This is the fifth month in a row that wages have been late and players who are still contracted to the club for the coming season have no confidence that their wages will be paid on time, if at all.
“We are concerned that, despite the obvious financial difficulties, the club are continuing to sign new players even though there is an inability to pay existing or former players what they are contractually owed.
“We are encouraged and extremely grateful the continued support from supporters of the club and other clubs but unfortunately well wishes do not pay our mortgages or feed our children.”
The Macclesfield players considered boycotting the final game of last season because they hadn’t been paid that month, but fulfilled the 1-1 draw with Cambridge, which preserved the club’s league status, because they felt a “duty” to the fans.