Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has criticised Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to make 550 non-playing staff take a 20% pay cut.
Chairman Daniel Levy revealed that the club were turning to the Government’s furlough scheme in order to protect jobs with those involved set to be paid 80 per cent of their wages through April and May at the very least.
Jordan believes that Tottenham should not have taken advantage of the scheme considering the strong financial position both the clubs and the players are in, describing it as an awful look for football.
The 52-year-old believes there is a moral obligation from Premier League clubs to look to cut player wages before going to the Government to fund their own staff.
“Players are on £500k-p/w & the government’s having to support PL clubs.”
“You can’t say ‘Let’s not cut the players wages before going to the government to fund our staff’”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 31, 2020
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