WILLO FLOOD’S move to to Indonesia has been scrapped because of red tape – just three days after he signed.
The former Celtic, Dundee United and Aberdeen midfielder had earlier quit Dunfermline after just over a week to join Bali United.
Flood, 33, had a clause in his one-year contract with the Fifers that allowed him to allow him to move abroad.
He was unveiled by Bali, who even produced a video of the Irishman’s last game as a Tannadice player.
Flood said: “I can’t wait to get started.”
However, his move has now been cancelled because of restrictions on foreign players in Indonesia’s Liga 1. The country’s Football Association’s newly-introduced rules state that only four foreign players can play in their league and they must have played in their previous country’s top flight to gain a work permit.
However, due to Flood playing for the Tayside outfit in the Championship, the league was not deemed strong enough to give Flood the required permit.
That news has come as a shock for Bali. Manager Widodo Cahyono Putro said: “Willo Flood’s contract has been cancelled because of the regulations restricting foreign players in Liga 1.
“Because he played in a league in Scotland that wasn’t their top league, we have been informed he does not meet the criteria.
“The management of Bali United is currently asking for clarification on this, but it’s obviously a massive disappointment for us and the player.”