QRU actions threaten Roar sale: chairman

Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said the actions by Queensland Rugby Union could jeopardise the sale of the cash-strapped club.

QRU lodged an application to have the financially-stricken A-League outfit wound up, giving the three-time champions until August 19 to clear their debt.

Roar owes almost 12 months of outstanding rent payments for their use of the Ballymore venue.

In a letter to Roar members Fong took aim at QRU suggesting it was short-sighted.

"Hopefully the reported actions of the Reds have not damaged this position to the detriment of all creditors," Fong wrote.

"The fact remains that the club's owners, the Bakrie Group, have poured more than $15 million into football over the past four years and most of this has gone into the Queensland economy - which includes the Queensland Rugby Union which has been paid significant amounts for the use of its facilities.

"When the sale is finalised, all debts will be cleared. We are awaiting confirmation on financing and an outcome associated to Football Federation Australia's governance requirement on new ownership."

Roar’s owners, The Bakrie Group, have made it clear to Football Federation Australia that no more money will be poured into the club.

The hard-line raises questions about who will pay the wages of players and staff when they fall due on August 15.

Fong stated over a fortnight ago that the sale of Roar to unnamed buyers was imminent, and would lead to a positive outcome for creditors and see “stability restored”.