Silkmen game off as row over wages rumbles on
MACCLESFIELD’S game against Crewe today has been suspended after Town informed the EFL they would be unable to fulfil the fixture.
The announcement had been anticipated after Macclesfield’s players released a statement saying they would refuse to play the League Two match due to non-payment of wages.
An EFL statement read: “Macclesfield Town has informed the EFL that they will not be in a position to fulfil Saturday’s League Two fixture against Crewe Alexandra.
“As a result of this formal notification, the league has been forced to suspend the game and under EFL regulations, the club is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct and will be referred to an independent disciplinary commission.”
Macclesfield’s senior players went on strike for November’s FA Cup first-round tie against Kingstonian.
They returned for the league match with Mansfield but with problems arising once more as the club face a High Court winding-up petition, the Crewe match will not go ahead. The winding-up petition against the club has been adjourned until December 18.