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Men’s Football 30% pay cut on the cards for top-flight players

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will ask their players to take a 30 per cent pay cut to assist with the payment of non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stars and clubs have come under fire after some furloughed non-playing staff without first looking at players’ wages.

Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday that footballers should “take a pay cut and play their part.”

Premier League shareholders met yesterday and confirmed that talks will be held with a view to wage cuts.

It was also acknowledged that the season could not resume in May, with the restart date to be kept under constant review.

The league also confirmed an immediate advance of £125 million to the Football League and the National League, while a further £20m would be committed to the NHS and others left vulnerable by the pandemic.

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