Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona


Barça appreciates the involvement of the players with the salary reduction

Published:30/03/2020 - 16:00h

Updated:30/03/2020 - 16:01h

FC Barcelona wanted to reply to the message of Leo Messi thanking the involvement of the football team and the other sections of the club. The Catalan team applauded the detail and explained the details of the agreement with the footballers

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Leo Messi announced this Monday to the midday that the staff of the FC Barcelona​ accepted to recess the wage 70%. The managerial barcelonista took this measure with the will of recortar costs to struggle against the economic crisis that asola in the club in these moments. The Argentinian left very clear that the footballers understand that they have to throw a hand and ensured that even they will put money of his pocket to pay the complete wage of the workers of the Barça that see affected by the ERTE.

The answer by part of the club has not done expect and the own Barcelona has published a communiqué to explain in what consists the agreement that confirmed the Argentinian. "The Managerial Board of the FC Barcelona, the members of the staff of all the professional teams and the majority of the ones of the team of basket have arrived to an agreement for the reduction of the wages during the time in that it lengthen the State of Alert owing to the Covid-19", began the writing.

It is necessary to do a puntualización on the staff of basketball, since it has informed that there is desencuentros between the own sporty. The captains and several members of the plantel are had to go down the wage 70%, but there are others that see it excessive and still have not accepted. Except these discrepancies that could solve in the next days, the rest of sections already have given his seen well to this ERTE.

In the writing, the Barça has explained that the agreement with the footballers contemplates a reduction of more than 70%. This is due to that the players have wanted that it remove them something more than money so that the workers of the club can earn whole 100% of his wage. "In the case of the first team of football, the reduction will be upper to 70% posed initially by the club. This additional contribution of the staff, more the contribution that will do the club, will allow to guarantee 100% of the wages of all the no sportive personnel, that will be subjected to an ERTE this week", communicated.

Finally, the Barcelona have wanted ensalzar to all the players of the staff directed by Quique Setién and to the rest of sections by his implication and by the eases that have put. "The club wants to appreciate the implication of his professional sportsmen in front of a so exceptional situation like the generated as a result of this sanitary emergency", finalised the writing.

An example for the world of the football

The footballers of the FC Barcelona have showed to be an example of solidarity accepting this so important discount. Many put in doubt that the players went to accept a so significant reduction, but the reality is that in the worst moment all have given the face. The Juventus, for example, also has recortado wages, but of way much less conclusive that the blaugrana. It will be necessary to see what other giants of the football finish having to go down mass salarial to struggle against the crisis.

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