Argentina Soccer Season Delayed Due to Player Strike Over Unpaid Wages

Argentina Primera Division

The Argentina Primera Division has seen the start of its season delayed by a league-wide strike, as players from every club protest over unpaid wages. Despite a lump sum payment by the Argentinian government to help cover the salaries, ESPN is reporting that the $22.7 million put up by President Mauricio Macri’s administration is not enough to cover the loss of income.

The strike comes as a result of the loss of the league’s TV contract, which was previously controlled by the government itself. Even if the league were to start back up this week, they would be without a new TV deal, as negotiations continue to stall between the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and private companies.

The Primera Division was originally supposed to begin again in February, but due to the strike, there is no set deadline for terms…