Beer company offers to pay wages for women's side after only promised tablet
A beer company has stepped in to pay Monterrey women's team's bonuses for winning the Liga MX Femenil 2019 Apertura championship last Saturday, after the club only offered a tablet for each of the players.
The Rayadas players had been verbally promised a financial bonus for lifting the title, according to ESPN sources, but were bemused when they found out they'd only receive a tablet.
Rayadas players' including captain and leading goal-scorer Desiree Monsivais posted tablet emojis on Tuesday, with the squad angry after being told that the bonus wouldn't be granted because the female team isn't yet making money for the club, according to sources.
But now it appears a Mexican beer company has picked up the bill.
A tweet from the company pointed out that the team had won 16 of its 18 games in the season, that Monsivais was the top scorer in the tournament and that the players deserved more than a tablet.
"They only get a tablet?" read the tweet. "Each player will get a full tournament's wage on us ..."
Mexican newspaper Esto first reported the story on Wednesday, with the club releasing a statement on Wednesday stating that it had "honored all its agreed contractual obligations" in the women's team, men's team and youth team squads.
Chivas Femenil players received a bonus for making the playoffs and Tigres Femenil players earned substantial bonuses after winning the 2019 Clausura season, ESPN has learned.
Monterrey defeated arch-rivals Tigres 2-1 on aggregate in front of a total of 79,866 fans over the two legs of the Liga MX Femenil final. The championship was Rayadas' first in their third final.