According to a report from The Athletic, as published by journalist Phil Hay, Leeds United players and staff look set to take a wage cut as part of the club’s efforts to balance the books amid the EFL’s current suspension – with many supporters praising their attitude.
Due to the lack of football action, Leeds are going to miss out on substantial revenue income, especially considering ticket sales and all match day income have been brought to a screeching halt. According to an interview with owner Andrea Radrizzani, per Sky Sport Italia via the Daily Mail, not playing just five home matches can lead to losses of up to £2.5 million – with Leeds’ annual turnover currently sitting at £45 million.
This piece from The Athletic, detailing the high wage bill, potentially highlights the need to shave off as many expenses as possible. Bearing that in mind, with news coming out that players and staff have agreed to the cut, plenty of supporters have praised their attitude; calling them a ‘credit‘, voicing their ‘pleasure‘ and explaining how ‘proud‘ they are.
Find all of their best comments down below.
This group of players are a credit to the club and themselves in so many ways
— Zojack Yesman (@DanOCon09016316) March 25, 2020
Feel proud 💙💛
— LUFC_Willo 💙💛 (@LSdadbod1980) March 25, 2020
They are such a great bunch of lads , it’s a pleasure to support them!
— Kyle England (@boxingkyle) March 25, 2020
The most likeable bunch of people we’ve had In years. This just confirms it 👏🏻
— ⚽️ Kevin Power ⚽️ (@kevinpower93) March 25, 2020
More to life than money. I’m sure they understand
— GARFORTH WHITES WAKEY 1970💛💙💛 (@mmwgreen) March 25, 2020
Well done to them all 👏 something similar is happening at my work to save the company, we are all in this together 💪🏻
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke19) March 25, 2020
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