Macclesfield Town’s owner has apologised after players had to wait five days for their wages.

Players issued a public statement hitting out at club bosses and tracked down chairman Mark Blower to The Tytherington Club for showdown talks after their January pay failed to arrive in their bank accounts last Wednesday, report The Macclesfield Express. In an unprecedented move, members of the team, who are currently in second place in the National League, issued a statement on Thursday saying they had not been contacted by the owner or chairman to explain the situation.

Later the same day, a number of first team players gatecrashed a meeting between Mr Blower and a senior player at The Tytherington Club, where they say Mr Blower refused to speak to them as a group. Their wages were eventually paid on Monday, and owner Amar Alkadhi offered an unreserved apology to the players, fans and chairman, blaming the delay on a technical issue with the bank.

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