Expert Footballers’ Association (PFA) chief Gordon Taylor criticised the government of the UK for putting Premier League players “into a corner”.
Players were targeted by the government in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, informed by health secretary Matt Hancock to “take a pay cut and play their part”.
Premier League players introduced #PlayersTogether– a project to assist create funds for the National Health Service (NHS)
Taylor criticised the government’s handling of the problem, implicating it of cornering players.
“Premier League players felt that they were being put into a corner – particularly by government,” he informed beIN SPORTS’ Keys & & Gray Show on Thursday.
” They likewise saw the paradox that even if
they took a pay cut … that money would be lost to the government … which would be disadvantageous.”
Taylor added: “Players are prepared to play their part. They were concerned that they were being put into a corner to take cuts, when we’ve always worked on wage deferrals.”
— Expert Footballers’ Association (@PFA) April 8, 2020
Taylor likewise felt it was incorrect of the UK government to single out Premier League players.
“I find it quite extraordinary that government doesn’t realise – and it should do, because of what the game puts back into the economy, the money that football spends on its community initiatives, the tax it pays,” he stated.
” And simply to highlight footballers when there are numerous other sportspersons, lenders, hedge funds– I might provide you a long list of people in tasks for life whose earnings is more.
“Footballers have reached the top of a mountain that has took a long, long time to climb – and they get what they deserve.”
More than 95,700 people have actually passed away from coronavirus worldwide, with the UK’s death toll going beyond 7,900
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