Bayern Munich Players to Take Wage Cuts amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 13: A general view outside of the Allianz Arena on March 13, 2020 in Munich, Germany. The German football league DFL (Deutsche Fussball Liga) announced today that the upcoming match day 26 will be played as planned. All matches will be played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). A postponement from next Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until the beginning of April will be discussed again in their general assembly on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting football in almost all of the world, many football teams have agreed to cut wages. Non-league football teams included suggesting the teams can survive in those harsh conditions of no ticket sales. Bayern Munich has is now one of the latest big names to take action.

Bayern Munich Players Take Wage Cuts

The coronavirus has put an uncertain halt to all of the top league’s competitions leaving the fans and clubs at the doubt of it restarting again. Bayern Munich and other big-name teams have been put to the sword by this epidemic in terms of ticket sales and other profits.

Players have begun to support their teams in those hard times by cutting their wages during the coronavirus epidemic. According to the Telegraph Football, Bayern Munich players have had a meeting with the board recently concerning the crisis.

Bayern Munich’s meeting

A cut of 20% of their wages has been agreed between the players themselves and the board while the football is on halt. The players who were involved consisted of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich, and Thomas Muller. The board, spearheaded by Karl Heinz Rumenigge, has made this decision, of course with the help of the players to keep the club away from the risk of financial problems. This didn’t affect the other personnel employed by the club.

Other club’s contributions

This is most likely to spark an interest in other clubs following suit in the other top leagues such as the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and others. Borussia Dortmund and also others from the Bundesliga have taken a similar action to combat the bumpy road ahead, with Borussia Monchengladbach being the first to apply this idea. Clubs during this time are at risk of bankruptcy due to ticket sales being absent, and players taking heavy wages from the club’s finance whereas no games are played.

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