Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has announced that players will cut their salary by 70 percent due to the spread of the coronavirus. He said that we will get 70% of our salary deducted to deal with this emergency. Apart from this, we will also make necessary contributions, so that the club staff can get full salary.
Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates agreed to a 70% pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Messi is making an undisclosed financial contribution to ensure no Barcelona workers will have their wages docked. https://t.co/VUEjVdo1OH
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This will make it easier for the club staff and the rest of the staff to pay their full salary. Messi himself will take 360 crores less from his salary. He gave this information on his Instagram account on Monday.
The Coronavirus has also affected the Spanish football league La Liga. The league has not been competing since March 12. In such a situation, Messi has come forward to help the club facing financial crisis.