English Football Association chief Greg Clarke a cry of alarm about the economic carnage caused by the pandemic coronavirus Tuesday calling the players and fans to “share the pain to keep the game alive. “
the end of the world scenario Clarke came to the head of the union representing the Premier League players said they had” agreed to play their role “as pressure mounts to find an agreement collective pay.
Just hours after Clarke told the Premier League chief executive Richard Master admitted fallout virus could cost high-flying “at least 1 billion pounds’ ($ 1.23 billion).
Appearing at a meeting of the Board FA, Clarke warned football fathe economic challenges “beyond the wildest imagination of those who run it” because of the health emergency.
“We face the danger of losing clubs and leagues as finance collapse,” he said. “Many communities could lose clubs to their heart with little chance of resurrection. “
Clarke called the players, fans, clubs and owners to” strengthen and share the pain to keep the game alive, “said Premier League clubs even rich are not immune.
masters comments on potential state flying high finance were arranged in a letter to Julian Knight, president of Digital Committee for Culture, Media and Sport of the Government.
“we are facing a loss of £ 1 billion, at least if we do not reach full season 2019-20, and further losses in the future if the severity of pandemics and extends deeper into the future, ” masters wrote.
“Not only our industry face Losses now, but to be realistic, we also base our plans on complete recovery being at a certain distance.
“In the end, the heavy losses we face need to be addressed or else clubs or other businesses that rely on football to the income will go out of business.”
high-flying stars of England came under fire on their lack of action, which contrasts sharply with significant pay cuts takens by players in other major European clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
collective bargaining stall
The Premier League has proposed pay cuts of 30 percent, but the negotiations have reached a block barrier, with the caveat that the British National health Service could suffer professional footballers’ Association (PFA) loss of rece fiscaleIPTS.
world governing body FIFA has urged players and clubs to reach an agreement on the reduction of wages and players are set to begin negotiations on a club basis by the club.
The UK Health Minister Matt Hancock was among the senior politicians callingplayers to take a cut and “play their role,” a call that triggered angry reactions from former players.
PFA chief Gordon Taylor Management has told the BBC that the players had agreed to do their bit, adding they were “responsible enough” to know the wages have been a factor in all expenses of the club.
“we were in agreement with what we have said from the beginning, and the fact is that the players feel quite expected the injured to the Secretary of State for Health in a corner without watch “, he said.
Maisil repeated concerns that public funds would be affected as a result of the agreement proposed by the Premier League.
Taylor, 75, is apparemment to take a reduction in his annual salary of 2 million pounds.
“the AFP will donations and the AFP is involved in charity of the players,” Taylor told the Guardian when asked if he would accept a pay cut.
Tottenham fans came under pressure to follow Liverpool to reverse their decision to use public funds for wage employees.
Liverpool, the European champions and the seventh richest club world abandoned their controversial plan to furlough leave a portion of their non-playing staff over the virus on Monday after suffering a high pressure ex-players uned fans.
Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth ares other Premier League clubs to have announced their intention to use furlough system of government.
Meanwhile, FIFA said: “It is proposed that contracts [player] be extended until the season ends in fact,” all costs because of the entry into force in the next campaign would be “delayed until next season does begin. “
FIFA will also” be flexible and allow relevant transfer windows to be moved so that they are between the end of the previous season and the start of the new season. “