England international Danny Rose has come out to express his feeling concerning the recent policy made by the English Premier League Management Board. The pay cut bill which other clubs across Europe has already been doing was put into action after yesterday’s meeting with the 20 English Premier League club sides.
In the meeting the League Management proposed and the clubs agreed to propose a 30% cut to ease the financial burden of the coronavirus crisis. Fans around the world had earlier criticized the EPL for a slow response from them.
According to the Tottenham Hotspur Left back who is currently on loan with Newcastle United Danny Rose, he said: “We’re all keen to make something happen.” “I can only speak for myself but I would have no problems whatsoever contributing any of my wages to people who are fighting this on the front line and to people who have been affected by what’s happening at the minute.”
The pay cut is to be used to help fight the coronavirus and also support the NHS, the EPL will pay £125m while the EFL and National League will pay £20m to the NHS. In the last meeting it was discussed that captains of all the 20 clubs in the EPL led by Jordan Henderson will make donations to charity towars the fight of this pandemic.
Danny Rose also said: “We sort of feel that our backs are against the wall. Conversations were being had before people outside of football were commenting,” “I’ve been on the phone to Jordan Henderson and he’s working so hard to come up with something. “It was just not needed for people who are not involved in football to tell footballers what they should do with their money. I found that so bizarre,” he added.
Contrarily to what Danny Rose thinks, Wolves captain Conor Coady is in support of the move he said for a while now players have been looking for what to do to support the fight against coronavirus and now is the time. “It’s fantastic to see people trying to make that effort. It’s something everyone wants to be a part of. As footballers, it’s important we help as many people as possible.”
“What’s come out now is the 30% cut. We get judged every single day of our lives. The time now is to go forward and make a donation.” Also Former Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas is against what Danny Rose said, he said the criticism levelled at Premier League players “was an absolute joke”. “Their hearts are in the right place – they wanted to have control over where money goes,” he said.
“Essentially, if the players take a wage cut, the beneficiaries are the clubs. Their main concern is what is happening to this money. They are happy to put money into a pot, rather than it just vanishing. “They want to have an influence as to where this money is going.
Is it going to the NHS, school meals? They want control over that. They don’t want to be dictated to by the Premier League – they don’t want to have no idea where the money’s gone.”