Chelsea first-team to support charitable causes instead of a pay cut

Chelsea first-team have been told to support charitable causes instead of the earlier proposed 10% pay cut.

The first-team of Chelsea have been told by the club management to be magnanimous to those in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League clubs have been badly hit financially by the effect of the pandemic, some clubs opted for the government furlough scheme the likes of Norwich and Newcastle United while Liverpool, Tottenham, and Bournemouth have reversed their decision to furlough non-playing staff .

However, Chelsea have decided not to follow that path but instead urged their players to support charities rather than and will continue to pay staff normal.

“We are grateful to the team for having played their role in assisting the club with community activities as well as all the charitable causes they have been supporting in their respective home countries and through the Players Together initiative supporting the National Health Service.

“At this time, the men’s first-team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.

“The club can confirm we will not be taking advantage of the government’s current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which runs to June 30. We are not planning any general redundancies or furloughs for our full-time staff, who are continuing to be paid 100 per cent of their current wages. It added.

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