Most Britons want to see footballers take a pay cut

Connor IbbetsonData Journalist
April 01, 2020, 1:33 PM UTC

More than nine in ten adults think Premier League players should be prepared to take a pay cut during the COVID-19 outbreak

Club bosses and player representatives are meeting this week to discuss how changes to sports leagues brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak will affect footballers’ salaries - as clubs begin to place other staff on furlough pay.

New YouGov Sport research reveals that the majority (92%) of Brits think the players should be prepared to take a pay cut.

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Two-thirds (67%) of Brits who think players should reduce their pay believe that any cut should represent 50% or more of footballers’ salaries. Three in ten (30%) of Britons saying football players should receive a pay cut think they should forgo 50% of their salary.

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One in eleven (9%) believe that Premier League players should be prepared to accept a 100% reduction in salary for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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