West Ham Players Upset by Contract Breach
The Guardian are reporting that West Ham have stopped paying image rights payments to seven players. The paper says that Kieron Dyer, Matthew Upson, Robert Green and Scott Parker are believed to be among those who have received letters informing them that the payments will stop.
The Guardian claim that image rights often make up ten percent of a player's salary. So West Ham seem to have taken the very risky gamble of upsetting a number of key players by effectively cutting their wages in the midst of a relegation battle.
The players are obviously upset about this. The Guardian says that the legal and financial representatives of the players have contacted West Ham to contest the decision, which they claim breaches contractual obligations.