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Jon Walters wades into debate on footballers paying wages of other club staff

first_imgJON WALTERS has queried why there seems to be more pressure on footballers to give up significant portions of their salaries to help the poorer in society than there is on other rich individuals.He cited the areas of banking, airline owners and tax exiles as people who not only often earn more than footballers but also contribute less in terms of tax.8 Walters gave his thoughts on the matter in a series of tweets as he also listened and replied to some slightly differing views8888888 Credit: TwitterAt yesterday’s UK government briefing Health Secretary Matt Hancock specifically mentioned footballers as a group that ought to contribute as the economy continues to suffer massively due to the Covid-19 pandemic.He said: “Given the sacrifices many people are making, the first thing PL footballers can do is make a contribution.”There has been criticism for how some clubs such as Tottenham have reacted to the pandemic as they have so far opted to furlough some non-playing staff while still paying players in full.They have also chosen to impose a 20% pay reduction on all other non-playing staff.TOTTENHAM CRITICISMAdditionally, they have gone to the government seeking funds to pay staff through the Coronavirus job retention scheme.The moves have been blasted by former boss Harry Redknapp amongst others.It’s even believed other Premier League clubs feel chairman Daniel Levy’s actions have damaged the overall reputation of the league.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Some other clubs have on the other hand decided to impose wage reductions on playing staff in order to ensure the wider staff can continue to be paid in full.European giants Juventus and Barcelona were applauded for the moves they made.The Italian champ’s squad agreed to freeze their wages for four months while Barcelona’s agreed to all take a 70% reduction.last_img read more

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Mexico quakes with joy over World Cup upset win

first_img0Shares0000Mexico fans gathered in the capital’s main Zocalo square erupt as their team defeated Germany at the World Cup © AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUAMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 18 – Thousands of jubilant Mexico supporters partied in the streets of the capital Sunday after their team’s shock 1-0 victory over World Cup holders Germany — singing, dancing, blaring car horns and cheering El Tri.The earth literally moved in quake-prone Mexico City when Hirving “Chucky” Lozano smashed home the game-winning goal in the 35th minute at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium — a football “earthquake of joy.” Seismologists said that they had detected an “artificial” rumbling, possibly caused by “widespread jumping” when the goal was scored.Fans crammed into the Zocalo, the city’s main square, to celebrate.“What happened today was an earthquake of joy for us — just imagine, we beat the world champions!” said Laura Villegas, a 45-year-old merchant who downed her beer with tequila in one gulp.“What happened hey, what happened hey, to the Germany that was going to beat us today?” the crowd chanted.The streets of Mexico City were full of jubilant football fans © AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUAPresident Enrique Pena Nieto joined the party, saying on Twitter: “Confirmed: Mexico competes and wins against the best in the world, Congratulations to @miseleccionmx! Great match!”Victory rallies erupted in other major cities such as Guadalajara, Toluca, Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.– ‘Lozano for president’ –Fans celebrated across the country, including in Guadalajara © AFP / Ulises RuizThroughout the capital, the streets filled with exhilarated fans, on foot, bicycles, motorbikes or in cars. Some blasted their car stereos, while others shrieked in glee.Amid the cacophonous bustle, a veteran violinist played the traditional tune “Cielito Lindo” — roughly translated as “Lovely Sweet One.”The victory was a heart-stopping one, but “a small goal is still a goal,” said the musician, while fans left coins in his instrument case.One female fan, a flag in her hand and the national colors painted on her cheeks, screamed: “We are an Aztec warrior force!”“Lozano for president, Lozano for president!” fans cheered — not forgetting that the country will hold elections to choose a new leader on July 1.Ana Maria Contreras, a primary school teacher, came with her children and even dogs decked out in El Tri’s signature green jerseys to join the festivities.“We have shown that we can compete with any power. And I hope that whoever wins as president also knows how to lead us to victory,” she said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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