Harry Redknapp says it doesn't make sense for a club like
Tottenham Hotspur to furlough non-playing staff while paying players their full
Redknapp’s former club are owned by multi-billionaire
businessman Joe Lewis and yet have joined Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth in
furloughing non-playing staff.
The PFA are arguing that footballers should be paid in full
even during this financial crisis.
"I can't believe it. Surely players should be taking a
cut. This isn't for big clubs like Tottenham,” Redknapp told The Sun.
"I thought the Government were going to pay ordinary
people who are struggling and help small businesses who are struggling.
"But you are talking here about a club where their
players earn £10-12 million a year.
"Tottenham are owned by Joe Lewis, one of the richest
men in the world, and his club are cutting the wages of all their non-football
staff by 20%. I can’t believe it.
"Here is a club where the average player earns £80 000,
£90 000, £100 000 a week.
"And that's average! Their top players earn £150 000 a
week, maybe even £200 000 a week.
"Surely, players should be taking a cut."
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