14 June 2011
Footballer wins tribunal after contractual dispute with Blackpool FC
An employment tribunal based on a contractual dispute between a professional footballer and his former club has been resolved with an overdue cash settlement of £70,000 being awarded to the individual.
Marcel Seip was on loan at Blackpool from Plymouth Argyle in the 2009-10 season and helped the club to promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs.
Each Blackpool player had been promised a share of a £5 million bonus on top of their basic wages should the club be promoted, but Seip - a 29-year-old Dutch defender - was denied his share of this sum by chairman Karl Oyston.
However, the player - who represented the Tangerines seven times during his spell at Bloomfield Road - has now been victorious in a Premier League inquiry into this incident.
As a result, Blackpool have been ordered to meet their contractual obligation of a £70,000 sum, as well as paying Seip's legal costs.
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Posted by Richard Saunders