The players and the coaching staff to Serie A AS Roma have agreed to go without pay four months to assist the club through the crisis caused by the epidemic Covid-19.
Serie A has been suspended since March 9 and it is not known if or when the season will be able to restart. Roma said in a Sunday statement that the players would give up wages they would receive between Mars and the scheduled end of the season in June.
Roma said that players would also supplement the wages of other employees of the club who have been placed on the social safety net system of the Italian Government to ensure they receive their regular monthly income.
“We always talk about unity in Rome and make bénévolat to reduce their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach and his staff, have all proved that we really are in this together, “said CEO Guido Fienga.
“[the club captain] Edin Dzeko, all players and [coach] Paulo Fonseca demonstrated that they understand what the club represents and we also thank all for their wonderful gesture toward employees of this club. “
the players of Juventus, Parma and Cagliari have also accepted wage cuts. However, Serie recommendation that similar reductions be made to all top flight clubs was rejected by the union players who argued that those smaller clubs are less able to afford edUCTIONS.