Players getting their salaries late is becoming a big issue in Brazil.
The Brazilian FA has decided to try and address the problem of clubs not paying their players by docking them points if they are late.
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Under new proposals, clubs will lose three points for each game played while monies are owed. There would be no limit to the amount of points a team could lose, meaning in extreme circumstances a team could end up being relegated.
The docking of points will start once clubs are more than 30 days late, according to ESPN.
“Nobody wants teams being punished because of this. All we want is that the teams pay their players on time,” said Rogerio Caboclo, the Brazilian confederation’s director of finances.
Finances are becoming a huge issue for the top teams. Santos and Botafogo were both taken to court by players in recent months and lost, while Gremio, Fluminense, and Corinthians are all also reportedly struggling to pay image rights.
An average salary for the league’s top players is £300,000 per month.