Madrid – Spanish football record champions Real Madrid have agreed with their players to cut salaries because of the financial consequences of the Corona pandemic. For the time being, the reduction is ten percent.
Should the 2019/20 season be canceled, the reduction would be 20 percent, the club said. The basketball professionals are also affected by the measure. The money saved is intended to alleviate the financial losses suffered by the numerous other employees of the association.
Most recently Reals midfielder Toni Kroos had spoken out against salary cuts and had been criticized for it. “Waiving the salary is like donating nothing or to the club, although it is not necessary here,” said the 2014 world champion in the SWR podcast “Steil extra!” said.
«He has to return to earth. He showed an insensitivity that hurts me, ”said the journalist Tomás Roncero from the newspaper“ AS ”, known in Spain, in a TV talk. Kroos had shown “that he doesn’t care about the company that pays him”. That was “like a slap in the face,” said former goalkeeper and ex-coach Jorge D’Alessandro on the same program. “This man lives in a bubble, in another world.”
Numerous readers criticized Kroos’ attitude in the online editions of the media. “He should be ashamed to oppose a drop in wages when many have nothing to eat,” wrote a reader of AS. Another demanded: “A little solidarity, please.” Spain is one of the countries most severely affected by the novel coronavirus in Europe.
Spain is one of the countries most severely affected by the novel coronavirus in Europe. Real’s rival FC Barcelona also announced last week that Lionel Messi’s stars would drop their salary.