Friday February 20 2015
Tommasi: 'Parma situation tense'

Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi reveals the Parma squad is “tense,” but they won’t spark administration yet.

Nobody at the club has been paid since July 2014 and fresh funds have still not materialised despite the promises of new President Giampietro Manenti.

Today it was announced the Lega Serie A had called off Sunday’s game against Udinese because the club doesn’t have the money to pay for stewards or security staff.

“The situation is very tense now and has been going on for far too long,” AIC President Tommasi told

“The uncertainty creates even more tension. If we add this to the promises that were not kept, the credibility of those involved, it’s not the best situation for players to work in.

“Things became further complicated after Monday, as there will be another points penalty for unpaid bills. That makes their position in the table even worse.”

So far the players are refusing to log the paperwork that would push Parma into administration. If they did that, the squad would effectively be free to walk out.

“It is one of the situations that is on the table,” noted Tommasi. “So far no decision has been made.”

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