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Rooney’s anger exposes the dark side of the Premier League (Part 2)

Rooney asserts that he and his colleagues in the foggy country are willing to reduce wages to support health workers. However, he believes that he will only do so if every decision is made open and transparent.

Rooney questioned the £ 20m donation that Premier League owners and executives for the UK National Health Service (NHS) recently.

The striker described the amount as “a drop in the middle of the ocean” compared to the huge profits they get from football. Meanwhile, Premier League players will lose a large amount of money if they accept a 30% reduction in monthly income from the club.

Former player Gary Lineker commented that it was ridiculous to point the nose at football players. He analyzed the new Premier League owners and organizers who need to be questioned about their contributions to the community.

Daily Mail revealed during the latest meeting between PFA and Premier League organizer, the atmosphere became “extremely stressful”. During the meeting above, only Kevin de Bruyne, Troy Deeney and Mark Noble were allowed to give views from the players.

Premier League stars want to ensure that if they agree to a pay cut, other club staff will not lose their jobs or reduce their earnings during the suspension. Besides, the money that the players sacrifice must also be transferred to the medical staff fighting against the disease.

It is estimated that if players accept a 30% pay cut during the outbreak, the Premier League clubs will save more than £ 570 million.

Rooney’s speech came shortly after Liverpool got caught in a wave of opposition from fans and British media. The Anfield team is expected to apply for a British government pension to be able to pay 100% of salaries to employees during the epidemic. “The Kop” wants to pay 20% of the salaries to the aforementioned employees, the remaining 80% of the salaries of the employees will come from the UK government pension fund.

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Rooney’s anger exposes the dark side of the Premier League (Part 1)

Rooney’s recent article sparked a heated debate in England. In the comment section of The Times last weekend, Wayne Rooney issued a message with a lot of anger.

He stated that he and his colleagues are happy to support the government and health workers in the current crisis. However, the former MU striker did not forget to open the attack on the boss and organizers of Premier League. “Why do football stars have to be scapegoats?” Wrote Rooney.

Rooney is the only star of football in the foggy country to dare to express his attitude openly, even somewhat harshly about the salary that the players are receiving in the current crisis.

The English striker wrote that the bosses and tournament organizers in England acted “dirty”, when putting pressure on the players and asking them to automatically cut wages to help the team overcome. hard.

In a meeting last week, the organizer of Premier League asked the British Professional Football Association (PFA) to share the difficulties with the clubs. The shareholders who are owners of 20 teams want players to reduce 30% of income in the context of the tournament does not take place because of the disease.

In a statement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock also expressed his desire that football players should voluntarily reduce their wages.

However, PFA does not believe that players must sacrifice income from clubs. A part of the players who are playing in the Premier League believe that their sacrifices will only benefit the team owners, instead of directly helping the community.

According to English law, players are still paid in full during the break, unlike in Spain, where clubs can automatically cut 70% of a player’s salary thanks to ERTE law.

Rooney believes the British authorities and Premier League executives intentionally put the players in an awkward position. “If the players go out and claim to disagree with the pay cut, they will be considered rich but miserly,” the striker is playing for Derby County.