Hello guest Great Britain Piers Morgan praised West Bromwich Albion for its position amid the COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping the country.
West Brom CEO Mark Jenkins revealed that he would take a 100% reduction in his annual salary as football clubs try to make their way through the financial difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a message to the Sunday afternoon fanbase it was revealed that other staff members also offered to make “significant” pay cuts.
It comes at a time when footballers are forced to undergo pay cuts, as clubs, including Premier League leaders Liverpool, have decided to acquire non-participating staff as part of the government’s Coronavirus job retention program .
A move that has attracted criticism across the country, not least from the outspoken conductor of GMB who hailed West Brom’s efforts to take care of its staff as “brilliant” Monday morning.
“It is disgusting what is going on in Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle and some others,” said Morgan.
“On the other hand, what’s going on in clubs like West Brom that have nothing like it, have no billionaire owners and are doing the right thing is brilliant.
“Fans can drive this because fans are sitting at home watching this and going ‘really?’ The American billionaires who make British taxpayers pay staff costs in a club like Liverpool? “
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