Ligue 1 clubs consider strike over tax row

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Clubs in Ligue 1 are considering strike action in the wake of proposals to introduce 75 percent income tax to people earning over one million euros a year.

It is believed the tax ruling could cripple French football, with clubs unable to keep their better players who will exit for foreign shores and more money.

ESPN reports that the move would directly affect 115 players and eight coaches, impacting on at least 14 clubs.

This would earn the state an additional 44 million euros, whilst almost half of that would come directly from mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain.

The capital club have assembled a team full of stars following their take-over by Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Other clubs affected would include Lyon and Marseille, while even relative minnows Ajaccio and Guingamp would be construed by the move.

A meeting between the club's union examined the potential affect of a strike, with plans to boycott all first and second division games over the weekend of October 26th. 

A final decision on whether or not to take strike action will be made at a union meeting called for next Thursday.

The possibility of an exemption for football clubs has already been discussed and discarded by French Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron.

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