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Wayne Rooney on Premier League pay cut

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Wayne Rooney on Premier League pay cut
Wayne Rooney says Premier League players have been put into a no-win situation by both the government and the league, adding that footballers being used as scapegoats is a disgrace- According lớn the champions league predictions page!

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Rooney launched a staunch defence of his profession in his Sunday Times column, questioning both the government and Premier League for seemingly taking aim at players as easy targets during the coronavirus crisis.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock initially hit out at players and called on them to take a pay cut, followed by the Premier League openly suggesting players then take a 30 percent cut or deferral in wages to help out in the situation.



The Professional Footballers' Association have warned about several issues, including that of millions of lost cash in the form of tax from players taking a pay cut, as the football world fails lớn find an unified approach.

Rooney, who says he would happily contribute if asked, has seen enough from both government and Premier League chiefs lớn slam both for their handling of the situation.

"If the government approached me to help support nurses financially or buy ventilators I'd be proud lớn do so - as long as I knew where the money was going," Rooney in the Sunday Times. You can prefer the soccer tip today to share with us!

"I'm in a position where I could give something up. Not every footballer is in the same position. Yet suddenly the whole profession has been put on the spot with a demand for 30 per cent pay cuts across the board. Why are footballers suddenly the scapegoats?

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"How the past few days have played out is a disgrace. First the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said that Premier League players should take a pay cut. He was supposed lớn be giving the nation the latest on the biggest crisis we've faced in our lifetimes. Why was the pay of footballers even in his head? Was he desperate lớn divert attention from his government's handling of this pandemic?"

Why make pay cut plans public?
"It seemed strange to me because every other decision in this process has been kept behind closed doors, but this had to be announced publicly," Rooney added. &Quot;Why? It feels as if it's lớn shame the players - to force them into a corner where they have lớn pick up the bill for lost revenue.

"In my opinion it is now a no-win situation. Whatever way you look at it, we're easy targets."

The PFA said its members were resolved to playing their part but warned that a projected 30 per cent salary reduction would cost the country £200million in lost tax receipts.

Meanwhile, a handful of top-flight clubs, including last year's Champions League finalists Liverpool and Tottenham, have opted to furlough non-playing staff using the safety net of the government's job retention scheme.

Neville hits out at crisis plans
Assessing the landscape on Sunday morning Rooney's former England and Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville, now one of the game's leading broadcast voices, was highly critical of the Premier League.

"The PL are handling the CV (coronavirus) crisis terribly," he wrote on Twitter, before outlining a checklist of perceived mis-steps.

"- slow lớn lockdown/tried one last weekend of games - furloughing straight away a quảng bá disaster - turning on players publicly/trying lớn blindside them - no increase in funding for EFL/Non League - all stakeholders unhappy with their approach
 
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