Ronaldinho threatens strike due to delayed payment

Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo`s star midfielder Ronaldinho Gaucho says he will not play for the club as he hasn`t been paid.

The Brazilian club owes Ronaldinho more than $2 million, Xinhua reported.

If Flamengo are unable to pay, Ronaldinho claimed he will not play in the team`s 2012 debut in the Rio de Janeiro state championship and will also sit out against Bolivia`s Real Potosi on Jan 25 in the first match of the 2012 Libertadores cup.

IANS