Tottenham Hotspur released an update on their furlough and wage cut decision this afternoon, revealing that all non-playing staff would still receive 100% of their pay for April and May.
This change will cover all staff, no matter whether they are part-time, full-time, or furloughed. The club also added that the board would take salary reductions.
Tottenham also added that it would no longer look to use the government furlough scheme after it realised that the decision was unpopular among fans.
This comes after the club initially reported that it would be putting all 550 non-playing staff on the furlough scheme in which they would receive just 80% of their wage.
Such a decision came under vast scrutiny from all corners of football and politics, with the club coming under mounting pressure to reverse their decision.
Liverpool, who also originally announced that it would be using the furlough scheme, made a U-turn on their decision after receiving a backlash from fans (BBC).
Some Spurs fans took to Twitter to react:
I’m really happy and proud about this, the fanbase have done a great thing!
— Tommo (@tommy66788) April 13, 2020
Now that’s a bit better isn’t it. pic.twitter.com/zkfeVfgDm8
— Mac (@Macaully_Moffat) April 13, 2020
WE DID IT BOYS THEYRE GETTING PAIDDDD
— ENICOUT?? (@charlie_ls1) April 13, 2020
Well done. Should have been the decision two weeks ago mind.
— Kieran (@Kieran_N17) April 13, 2020
Lol dont applaud them for doing the thing they shouldve done in the first place
— ??#サイタマ??? (@SanogosWingman) April 13, 2020
So glad they U turned, whether they wanted too or not. Levy must be squirming taking that pay cut YLTSI
— Abbi Grace Summers (@abbi_summers) April 13, 2020
Faith in my club restored, well done lads
— • (@celsoball) April 13, 2020
About time well done
— Hols (@HollieAgombar) April 13, 2020
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