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Messi confirms that Barça players agree to lower their salaries a 70%

Published:30/03/2020 - 13:50h

Updated:30/03/2020 - 14:57h

As Barça captain, Leo Messi finally broke his silence and assured that the footballers of the Barcelona team have agreed to lower their salary by 70%. The players, therefore, approve the club's ERTE, like the rest of the sections.

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These last days, the captains of the distinct sportive sections of the FC Barcelona showed favourable publicly to the ERTE that the club pretends to make. The Barça wants to that all his workers and players recorten the wage 70% to struggle against the crisis that is leaving the coronavirus. So alone the first team of football had denied for the moment to accept this discount when considering it exaggerated, but Leo Messi has announced today that the footballers also will go down the wage.

The Argentinian has communicated of public way in a 'post' in Instagram that the staff to the complete of the Barça accepts the cut of 70% of the that so much has spoken this week. Besides, as it has explained the one of Rosario, the players of football will put money of his pocket so that all the employees can earn 100% of his wages and do not see affected by this ERTE.

It is necessary to aim that the staff of football to the complete and varied of the members of the one of basketball will not see subject to this ERTE, but recortarán the wage with an agreement with the club. Messi explained it to the detail in his writing, in which it defended to all his mates and denied many of the things that have said on the blaugrana these days. The footballers never have denied to these cuts and always have been in favour to help to the Barça.

"A lot it has written and said on the first team of football of the FC Barcelona regarding the wages of the players during this period of State of Alarm. Before at all, we want to clear that our will always has been to apply a descent of the wage that perceive, because we understand perfectly that it treats of an exceptional situation and are the first that always have helped to the club when it has asked us . Even many times we have done it also by own initiative, in other moments that believed it necessary or important", began saying the '10'.

The rosarino launched an indirect to the own club and explained that the reason that it have taken in announcing this agreement is because it was scheduling all the best possible. "It does not leave to surprise us that from inside the club there was the one who treated to put us under the lupa and tried to add us pressure to do something that we always had clear that would do. In fact, if the agreement has demorado some days is simply because we were looking for a formula to help to the club and also to his workers in these so difficult moments", affirmed.

The staff will pay 70% of the wages of the workers

The Argentinian informed also that the players will commission to pay the wage to the complete of the workers of the club that see affected by the ERTE. "On our part, it has arrived the moment to announce that, to the margin of the discount of 70% of our wage during the State of Alarm, go to do some contributions also so that the employees of the club can earn 100% of his wage while it last this situation", commented.

To finalise, Leo insisted in that the announcement has not arrived before by reasons of greater strength and wanted to command a greeting and spirits to all the fans culés. "If we do not speak up to now it was because it prioritario for us was to find solutions that went real to help to the club, but also to which more prejudiced went to see in front of this situation. We want to command an affectionate greeting and a lot of strength to all the culés that are having a bad time in these so hard moments, as well as all those that expect patiently the end of this crisis in his houses. Very soon we go to go out of this and will do it all together. Visca Barça i visca Catalonia", concluded the message Messi.


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