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Rooney – PL footballers being made scapegoats with wage cut demands

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has criticized the UK government and the Premier League for making footballers scapegoats amid demands of a 30% pay cut across the board. Rooney who now plays for Championship side Derby County wrote in a column in today’s Sunday Times, stating his belief that “how the past few days have played out is a disgrace.” Earlier this week, UK health secretary Matt Hancock urged Premier League footballers to contribute by taking a pay cut in a bid to play their part during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League also announced on Friday that they had unanimously agreed to meet with their players concerning a 30% wage deferral to help with the payment of non-playing playing staff during the pandemic. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS ...
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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 ...