PL CEO responds
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has written to the chair of the parliament’s sports committee, Julian Knight, in defense of club layoff staff.
In its letter, Masters also revealed that the Premier League would suffer at least a loss of £ 1 billion if the 2019/20 season was not over.
Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Norwich City have confirmed that all non-player personnel have been put on leave.
As Liverpool reversed its decision to put some non-player staff on temporary leave and apologized to the fans for the move on Monday evening.
The move came after the Reds ended a huge backlash from the original announcement that they were going to assign personnel to the government-funded scheme.
Former players Jamie Carragher and Dietmar Hamann were just two high-profile names who targeted the Anfield club for choosing to do so.
While Knight has publicly criticized the clubs for placing staff in the government regime, now Masters has responded by claiming that the regime is there for the economy as a whole.
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