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Real Madrid players agreed to cut wages during coronavirus pandemic

Real Madrid players agreed to cut wages during coronavirus pandemic

Real Madrid have announced that players and coaches have agreed to cut wages by 10-20% while the season is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The club says the measure was taken to reduce “traumatic measures that affect the rest of the workers”.

Real’s move follows rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, whose players agreed to a 70% pay cut to help non-playing staff.

Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates agreed to a 70% pay cut

Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates agreed to a 70% pay cut

A statement on the official Real website reads: “The players and coaches of the first Real Madrid football and basketball teams, led by their captains, as well as the main leaders of the different branches of the club have voluntarily accepted to lower their earnings for this year. from 10 to 20%, depending on the circumstances that may affect the end of this 2019-2020 sports season.

“This decision, adopted by players, coaches and employees, avoids the traumatic measures that affect the rest of the workers, in addition to contributing to the economic objectives of the entity given the drop in income it suffers these months – because of the suspension of competitions and the paralysis of a large part of its commercial activities. ”

The La Liga has been suspended since early March and the president of the league, Javier Tebas, has declared that football in Spain will not resume until the end of May at the earliest.

The country has been locked out since March 14 and these measures will remain in place until April 26 at least.

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Spanish football journalist Alvaro Montero says Barcelona are doing everything possible to help non-sports club staff continue to receive full wages during the coronavirus pandemic

Spanish football journalist Alvaro Montero says Barcelona are doing everything possible to help non-sports club staff continue to receive full wages during the coronavirus pandemic

Real’s statement continued: “Real Madrid is proud of all who make up this great family and its unwavering culture of values, which becomes particularly precious in these difficult times.

“Likewise, Real Madrid, its partners and its fans, wish to express all their love and solidarity to those who have suffered the direct consequences of this disease that affects us all, especially those who have lost a member of their family or someone they love.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has also agreed to cut his salary

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has also agreed to cut his salary

“The club wishes a speedy recovery to all patients and wishes to convey its deepest thanks to all those who play an essential, exemplary and united role in the fight against COVID-19.

“From Real Madrid, all our support and our strength with the conviction that together, we will undoubtedly overcome this difficult moment. “

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