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PFA says players must share financial burden during coronavirus pandemic

The Professional Footballers' Association agrees that players must share the financial burden during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the case after Health Secretary Matt Hancock urged Premier League stars to take a pay cut. Premier League and League Two clubs have already placed non-playing staff on furlough leave under the coronavirus job retention scheme of the government. However, there is increased pressure on players to accept wage cuts or deferrals. The players' union disclosed in a statement: “We fully accept that players will have to be flexible and share the financial burden of the COVID-19 outbreak to secure the long-term future of their club and indeed the wider game. “Our advice going out to players at this point reflects that expectation.” Meanwhile, Bournemouth ...