Burnley chairman aims subtle dig at Tottenham with ‘League Two’ comment

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Dom Le Roy

Burnley chairman, Mike Garlick, has confirmed that the club will not be furloughing their staff, taking a subtle dig at Tottenham in the process, according to BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone.

Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, announced earlier this week that the club would be taking advantage of the government’s furlough scheme, while cutting the wages of 550 non-playing staff by 80%.

The controversial decision was met with outrage by some peers, who insisted that the idea behind the government’s furlough scheme was not to fund rich clubs like the Tottenham (Daily Mail).

Apart from Spurs, the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich also decided to furlough their staff (Express), although the Reds have since reversed their decision (BBC Sport).

Garlick has become the latest high-profile person in the footballing world to aim some harsh words at the likes of Spurs for their decision.

The Burnley chairman reportedly said that he could have understood if League Two clubs had taken advantage of the furlough scheme.

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Daniel Levy’s decision is proving to be a PR disaster for the club and Liverpool’s decision to reverse their call puts even more scrutiny on Tottenham. I sincerely hope Levy reconsiders his decision and reverses his call or else the club might face a backlash from the fans once this saga is over.

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