League issues warning to Hearts after player wages delay

Hearts today escaped with a warning over their failure to pay players on time in September, but face another Scottish Premier League (SPL) hearing on Wednesday over a similar offence from this month.

Hearts today escaped with a warning over their failure to pay players on time in September, but face another Scottish Premier League (SPL) hearing on Wednesday over a similar offence from this month.

The SPL issued a statement today stating that Hearts had been “reprimanded and warned with regards to its future conduct”.

Hearts today paid outstanding wages from October 15.

An SPL statement read: “A sub-committee of the Scottish Premier League Board today considered a charge against Heart of Midlothian Football Club under SPL Rule A6.21, which concerned the club's failure to pay coaching staff and players on time in September.

“The charge was admitted by the club. The club has been reprimanded and warned with regard to its future conduct. The club remains subject to a player registration embargo.

“A second charge against Heart of Midlothian Football Club regarding its alleged failure to pay coaching staff and players on the due date in October will be heard on Wednesday, October 24.”

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