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Footballers can live for six months without getting paid says, Carlos Tevez

Footballers can live for six months without getting paid says, Carlos Tevez 1 Sportelo

Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez believes professional footballers at the highest level should voluntarily agree to a pay cut amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Just like other football players across the world, the Argentine is on a break after the domestic season was suspended owing to the pandemic.

Barcelona’s squad has all agreed to a 70 percent wage cut to ensure the Spanish club continues to operate during the lockdown, same as Juventus players who also agreed to a pay cut.

Football players such as Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandoski, Kylian Mbappe and many others have supported charities and set up goal funds to support the fight against the spread of the COVID-19.

Same can’t be said of Premier League clubs as Newcastle United, Tottenham, Norwich City, and Bournemouth have put non-playing staff on furlough to take advantage of a scheme recently introduced by the British government, while discussions between the top flight, the English Football League (EFL), League Managers Association (LMA) and Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) are continuing over whether players in England should take a wage cut.

The 36-year-old has now weighed in, insisting players should be able to support themselves without being paid in full.

“A footballer can live six months or a year without receiving [wages],” Tevez said on America TV in Argentina.

“We are not in the same despair as those who live with kids every day, who have to leave their house at six in the morning and return at seven in the evening to feed the family.

“We are not an example in this case; yes in other things. We have to be there and help. It is easy for me to speak from home, knowing that I have food for my children.

“But desperate people, who cannot move and cannot leave the house. That is worrying.”

Carlos Tevez believes professional footballers at the highest level should offer to cut their wages amid the coronavirus crisis.

“We are not an example in this case; yes in other things. We have to be there and help. It is easy for me to speak from home, knowing that I have food for my children.

Tevez also insisted clubs must lead by example by supporting their communities in whichever way possible.

“The clubs have to get involved. Instead of going to train in the morning, they [should] demand that you do things for the people,” he said.

“For example, go to the dining rooms in La Boca. I would be delighted to go. I know that my family is fine.

“That’s where the great example begins. You can make videos, like me at home from my living room, but the great example would be that we all go out and help.”

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