EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle Jets players have threatened to boycott next week's crucial ACL match against Ulsan Hyundai unless the club coughs up outstanding monies to the playing group.
Today, the PFA and FFA are meeting about the Jets' players' grievances concerning unpaid match fees for the ACL group stage.
"We're sick of waiting and negotiating," one player told au.fourfourtwo.com. "Fans don't come to game to see CEOs and VIPs sip champagne in the corporate box.
"We're doing this for us and the other boys in the A-League but also for all the players who helped the club get into the ACL but who didn't get their grand final bonuses."
Sources within the playing group say the players voted unanimously on this issue.
The Jets' ACL match against Ulsan Hyundai will decide whether the Hunter club goes through to the knockout stage of the tournament. A draw would be enough to go through.
The Ulsan game is set for Wednesday May 20.
Newcastle Jets this afternoon referred all enquiries to the FFA on the issue and a spokesman said they were currently in talks with the PFA regarding the matter.
The FFA added: "The PFA and FFA are in discussions and it's not an issue that has been finalised."