Piers Morgan has pleaded with fans of clubs including Tottenham and Newcastle to boycott their season tickets next season in order to punish their owners for using British taxpayers money to cut costs as the nation continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus.
Tottenham announced a week ago that 550 employees will be paid 80 per cent of their salary for the next two months, with the Government’s furlough scheme utilised
Newcastle, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Norwich all announced their plans to use the Government’s furlough scheme (Express) only for the Anfield outfit to yesterday reverse their decision and apologise to fans after facing criticism (BBC Sport).
However, Daniel Levy is said to be determined to push through with the furloughing and the wage-cut (Telegraph).
Morgan believes the only way to punish the owners of these clubs for their greedy decisions would be for fans to stop paying for season tickets.
Morgan, who is a die-hard Arsenal fan, said on Good Morning Britain on 6/4/20 prior to Liverpool’s decision (as relayed by The Sun): “If you’re a season ticket holder at Liverpool, Tottenham or Newcastle with billionaire owners who are using British taxpayers money at this time, just don’t pay your season ticket next season.
“If you’re not going to take care of your staff in their darkest moment, if you’re going to fleece to the British taxpayer and save your billions, we are not going to line your greedy pockets next season.
“These people only understand one thing and that’s money. It’s all they care about.
“It’s disgusting what’s going on at Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle.
“On the other side it’s brilliant what’s going on at clubs like West Brom who don’t have that kind of money and are doing the right thing.
“The fans can drive this. It’s totally disgraceful.”
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Even the most hardened of Daniel Levy supporters aren’t defending the Spurs chairman for his decision to furlough the staff. The club might well face a backlash from the fans if they don’t reverse their call. If we spend considerably in the transfer market this summer, there is no doubt that we are going to come across as extremely greedy and opportunistic.
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