Racing Santander boycott Copa del Rey quarterfinal tie over unpaid wages

Racing Santander's players took the field for the game against Real Sociedad but immediately lined up near the half after kickoff and refused to play, with the referee suspending the game after one minute.

updated: January 31, 2014 13:42 IST
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Racing Santander made good on its threat to boycott its Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Real Sociedad over unpaid wages, refusing to play on Thursday because the club's president did not resign.

Sociedad held a 3-1 first-leg lead going into the match at El Sardinero Stadium, but players from third-tier Santander said they had no intention of playing if Angel Lavin and his board did not step down.

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