Report: Premier League captains create WhatsApp group to battle wage cut

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Dom Le Roy

The Daily Mirror have revealed that the Premier League players are ready to fight the proposed 30% wage cut idea tooth and nail after reportedly being left furious at the proposal.

Many football clubs across the country are going through a financially uncertain time over if and when the football season will resume.

Premier League clubs including Spurs, Liverpool and Newcastle have already decided to use the government furlough scheme to pay some of their staff (Guardian).

The Premier League claimed earlier in the week that all clubs had agreed to approach their own playing staff about taking wage cuts or deferrals.

However, The Athletic reported that talks to cut player wages had reached a dead-end in the meeting.

The Mirror claim that the respective captains of all 20 Premier League clubs have set up a WhatsApp group to come together to battle against plans to force them into significant wage cuts.

One skipper is even said to have called the idea to deduct player wages by 30%, “disgusting”.

It is suggested that players are willing to make financial sacrifices but want their money to go to charities and not straight back into the pockets of wealthy club owners.

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no doubt that footballers are often easy targets in these situations due to their public persona. While I understand their fear that owners might profit from their wage cuts, in reality, they should be volunteering to take minimal cuts to ensure some non-playing staff continue getting paid in full.

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