Video: Simon Jordan claims there was a motive behind Spurs and Liverpool’s furlough decision

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Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has claimed that football clubs including Tottenham and Liverpool cannot be blamed for furloughing staff when players are yet to take a pay cut.

Jordan believes that clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur who have decided to utilise the government scheme is to create leverage for the players to take action and also accept a lower wage.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy announced last week he has imposed 20 per cent pay-cuts on all 550 non-playing staff for April and May, with around 40 per cent set to be furloughed.

Jordan claimed that the reason why there have been no announcements to date regarding a wage cut for players is down to the fact that they do not wish to do it and will have to be forced to sacrifice part of their pay.

Liverpool have since decided to reverse their decision to furlough staff and issued an apology to supporters.

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