McRamFan Posted December 18, 2013 Share Posted December 18, 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25418135 Football faces a legal challenge that could result in the end of transfer fees and have as big an impact on the game as the landmark Bosman ruling. World players' union Fifpro claims the existing transfer system contravenes law and infringes footballers' rights. [indent] “The transfer system fails 99% of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game” [/indent] Philippe Piat Fifpro president And it is preparing to challenge the system in the European courts. "Footballers are workers, and only when they enjoy the rights enjoyed by all will Fifpro be satisfied," said the union's president, Philippe Piat. The Frenchman added his organisation would not "stand by and watch from the sidelines as football players' rights around the world are systemically disrespected and the football industry dismantles itself". If successful, the move could allow players to serve notice on their contracts as other workers can. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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