Former Tottenham defender, Ramon Vega, has urged the club to act responsibly by reversing their decision to put 550 non-playing staff on the government furlough scheme.
Tottenham are one of several clubs in the Premier League to have applied for the scheme, cutting pay by 20% and using government money in order to cover the rest.
Spurs, along with Newcastle and Liverpool, who all announced plans to use public money in order to cover wages, have come in for some criticism from certain parts of the media (Good Morning Britain via the Sun).
However, following the backlash, Liverpool reversed their decision and apologised to their fans (BBC Sport).
On the back of Liverpool’s reversal, Spurs are also coming under an increasing amount of pressure from their fans to follow the Reds’ lead (Sky Sports).
However, Levy is said to be determined to push ahead with the furlough, as well as the 20% wage cut to non-playing staff (Telegraph).
Vega posted an emotional plea on social media urging the club to behave as if they care.
Come on your @SpursOfficial just for ones behave as club who cares about it and not just taking ? You have to give to https://t.co/VpZ85ZboJd have an 1Billion stadium but you act like you have 1 pound in your pockets… @GaryLineker @piersmorgan @Lawton_Times @SamWallaceTel https://t.co/3EILnuOojo
— Ramon Vega (@Ramon_Vega71) April 7, 2020
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This situation has escalated into an embarrassing one for the club and for Spurs fans. We, as fans, need to continue putting pressure on the club in order to reverse their decision. If Levy does not change course in this instance, the club might face a massive backlash when this saga is over.
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