THE Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has blacklisted Global FC for its alleged non-payment of salaries of players and employees last August.
The decision was meted after Global FC and team manager Mark Jarvis to answer the complaint GAB issued against the club. The motu proprio complaint indicated that the club’s licenses will be revoked and suspended if management fails to act on the alleged violation.
The blacklist order was issued on September 9, but the club is still given a chance to explain why they should not be meted with such penalty.
“We are unhappy about what happened and we are acting on the complaint of the players whose livelihood and careers have been affected. I hope this serves as a deterrent and lesson to others who may do the same. GAB's mandate is to look after the welfare of our professional athletes and we intend to do just that,” said GAB chairman Baham Mitra.
SPIN learned that Global FC owes its players and employees a total of P5.894 million.
“Global FC management should understand that it is our duty to protect professional athletes, particularly when there are allegations of non-payment of compensation. Thus, to avoid legal actions in court, we urge Global FC to comply with the provisions of the contract they entered into,” added Mitra.