Gary Neville has branded the way the Premier League are handling the coronavirus crisis as terrible.
During this unprecedented period, wider society has turned to the incredibly wealthy Premier League clubs for support.
But while the league could set have set a positive example, Manchester United great Neville has given a number of places where wrong decisions are being made.
Primarily, it is a disgrace that some of the country’s largest sporting institutions, such as Tottenham and most recently Liverpool, have already declared that they will be placing non-playing staff on temporary leave.
Staff affected will instead receive 80% of their salary through the government’s job retention scheme and the clubs that earns such riches will make up the rest.
It’s deplorable that those who brand themselves as ‘family clubs’ are not supporting their most vulnerable at a time of crisis where players are still earning hundreds of thousands a week. We certainty hope United don’t follow suit.
Neville himself has stepped up brilliantly during the crisis, opening his two Manchester hotels up for health workers free of charge.
The former captain has freed up 176 beds for NHS staff and none of his staff will be made redundant or asked to take unpaid leave.
See where Neville thinks the Premier League has gone wrong in handling the crisis via his tweet below:
The PL are handling the CV crisis terribly
-slow to lockdown/tried one last weekend of games
-furloughing straight away a PR disaster
-turning on players publicly/trying to blindside them
-no increase in funding for EFL/Non League
-all stakeholders unhappy with their approach
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 5, 2020
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