Player strike threatens belated start to Argentina league’s season

3:23 | Planet Futbol

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government has authorized millions for back payments to players at the country’s top soccer clubs. But union officials say the amount is insufficient to break a strike that threatens the start of the season on Friday.

The Argentina Footballers Union did not react immediately to the offer on Thursday. However, secretary general Sergio Marchi, who was aware of the offer on Wednesday, said the amount was insufficient to pay off the debts that clubs have with their players.

The offer was published in the state’s official bulletin. It said Argentine President Mauricio Macri authorized $22.7 million to compensate the clubs for the termination of a TV contract, which was held by the government.

Macri is the former president of Boca Juniors club.

It’s not clear how much…