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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Striking Attitude

LONDON () -- English soccer players' union chief Gordon Taylor said Tuesday that strike action by players from the first, second and third divisions over a television money wrangle "seems inevitable."


The union wants a guaranteed share of the Football League's $38.49 million deal with satellite broadcaster Sky TV, but talks broke down last week and strike ballots will go out next week.


The Professional Footballers' Association wants 10 percent of the money and if action goes ahead, players will refuse to turn out for televised games.


"I cannot see any daylight. Strike action seems inevitable. The 10 percent was traditionally a fixed figure," said Taylor. "Given our members' support and legal requirements, a strike could be called early in September."