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Lionel Messi takes swipe at Barcelona board, but confirms gesture to club's staff

2 monthes ago   |   By Team Talk

Lionel Messi has taken a swipe at the Barcelona board after confirming the players will take a 70% pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic.
Messi also confirmed that the players would make additional contributions to ensure non-sporting staff receive their full wages throughout the suspension of football in the country.
Barcelona announced last week that they were going apply for an ERTE, which allows companies to impose a temporary pay cut of up 70% on their employees during the crisis.
Up until now the players had not agreed the move, but a statement released on Messi's Instagram...
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Leo Messi confirms squad 70% pay cut & reveals friction with some ‘people' at Barcelona

2 monthes ago   |   By 101 Great Goals

Leo Messi confirms squad 70% pay cut
Speaking on behalf of the entire Barcelona first team squad, Leo Messi has today confirmed the agreement of a 70% wage cut to the first team salaries.
Over the past few days, stories have circled in the Spanish press over whether Barcelona's squad would agree to such reductions.
Indeed, AS claimed that Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu was willing to enforce a wage cut in the absence of any agreement.
Fast forward to Monday, and Leo Messi has confirmed on his social media accounts that the wage cut issue has been resolved.
Messi reveals friction with...
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Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut during coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has confirmed that he along with his teammates will take a 70% pay cut during the coronavirus epidemic, according to a report in Marca .
The Catalan giants are looking at cutting costs to maintain a positive financial status with losses expected on the financial front during the widespread epidemic and Messi has now confirmed that the Barcelona players have agreed to the club's proposal for players to take a 70% pay cut.
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The 32-year-old Messi has been at his usual best for...
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Lionel Messi says players will help staff at Barcelona but hits out at board again

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Messi and Suárez release statements on Monday
Argentinian criticises board's handling of situation Lionel Messi has announced that Barcelona's first-team footballers will not only take a 70% pay cut for as long as the state of alarm continues in Spain but also make contributions to guarantee that staff at the club earn their full salary throughout the coronavirus crisis. In a statement also released by Luis Suárez on Monday, Messi embraced the need for the players to be the ones to bear the brunt of the economic impact on the club but criticised the board for their handling of those...
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Coronavirus: Barcelona players agree 70% pay cut as Lionel Messi takes swipe at club's hierarchy

2 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

'It doesn't surprise us that within the club there were those who tried to add pressure on something we always knew we'd do'
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona players have taken 70 per cent wage cut due to coronavirus pandemic

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players have taken 70 per cent wage cut due to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By Wessexfm

Barcelona's players have accepted a 70 per cent pay cut and pledged donations to help the club's non-sport staff continue to receive their full wages.
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Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players WILL take 70 per cent wage cut but hits out at club AGAIN

Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players WILL take 70 per cent wage cut but hits out at club AGAIN

2 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Lionel Messi has hit back at suggestions Barcelona stars were being selfish in their response to the coronavirus crisis, calling out the club's board and promising to take an extra pay-cut of 70 per cent.
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Lionel Messi hits out at Barcelona board as players agree to 70 per cent wage cut to help club staff

2 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has announced that he and his team-mates have accepted the 70 per cent pay cut proposed by the Catalan club on Thursday night.
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Lionel Messi in fresh Barca blast as world superstar reveals 70 per cent pay cut

Lionel Messi in fresh Barca blast as world superstar reveals 70 per cent pay cut

2 monthes ago   |   By Daily Record

The 32-year-old issued a stinging blast aimed at the Nou Camp board in response to reports they were haggling over a pay deferral.
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Lionel Messi blasts Barcelona's board as players agree to 70% wage cut

Lionel Messi blasts Barcelona's board as players agree to 70% wage cut

2 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Lionel Messi has slammed Barcelona's board for putting pressure on the players
Lionel Messi has attacked Barcelona 's hierarchy for putting pressure on the players after the squad agreed to take a 70 per cent wage cut during Spain's coronavirus crisis.
Barcelona's players have agreed to reduce their salaries in order for the club's non-playing staff to continue earning their full wage while football is postponed due to Covid-19.
In his statement on Instagram, Messi said that ‘the time has come to announce that, as well as the 70% reduction in our salaries during the state of alarm, we are...
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Lionel Messi says Barcelona players will take 70 per cent pay cuts and front club staff's wages amid coronavirus crisis

2 monthes ago   |   By The Sun

LIONEL MESSI has confirmed a 70 per cent pay cut for Barcelona players during the coronavirus pandemic.
Funds will be directed to club staff throughout the crisis with a statement made on Monday following the club's enacting of the pay cut.
Negotiations were reported as ongoing between the squad and board over the exact nature of the reduction, with a breakthrough now made.
More to follow.
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