Messi takes the floor: ‘Players accept salary cut.’
The FC Barcelona players agree to a salary reduction of seventy percent. Lionel Messi brings that out today through a statement. In addition, the players also donate extra money so that the staff continues to receive full wages.
Earlier it emerged that the players’ council could not reach an agreement with the club management about this intervention. A proposal of seventy percent and fifty percent would have been thrown off the table, but the players have now arranged with the club.
Messi doesn’t understand that people within the club have tried to blacken the players before. “It continues to surprise us that there were people within the club who tried to put us under a magnifying glass and tried to put pressure on us. That it took a bit longer is simply because we were looking for a formula around the club and also her helping employees in these difficult times. “