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Sports briefs: Spanish soccer team boycotts game over wage protest
First Published Jan 30 2014 08:33 pm • Last Updated Mar 24 2014 11:37 pm

Soccer • Racing Santander players boycotted their Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Real Sociedad on Thursday to protest unpaid wages.

The third-tier team refused to play after the opening whistle at El Sardinero Stadium because the Spanish club’s president, Angel Lavin, and his board did not resign. Santander’s players lined up near the midfield stripe, and the referee called off the game after one minute.

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Sociedad kicked the ball around before shooting it into the stands. Spectators showed their support for the players by chanting: "Don’t play!"

"What we did today was in respect of football, a sport that we love," Racing coach Paco Fernandez said. "Today was the most important game of our lives, but our dignity took precedence."

Sociedad won the first leg of the total-goals series 3-1.

The international players’ union FIFPRO and Spanish union AFE both support the move, which came after players had not been paid in four months despite promises by Lavin.

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