Premier League players launched a new fundraising initiative that will benefit front-line health professionals to tackle the Coronavirus.
Under the slogan “Players Together”, the English Premier League leaders announced the new initiative, which they confirmed was independent of clubs and the League.
The statement, which was published on Wednesday evening, did not reveal the amount that the player was able to collect, but the British newspaper “Sun”, which supplies the players, is seeking to raise 4 million pounds ($ 4.9 million).
This statement that this money will go to health workers in different areas of the country faces daily risks in caring for people with the virus that has killed about 7,000 people among more than 60,000 infected in England.
The players’ initiative came after talking in the past few days about differences with clubs over a collective salary cut of up to 30%.
The Professional Players Association said earlier that their wage taxes contribute significantly to financing important public services, and a 30% cut in wages will cost the state treasury a significant amount … and this will harm the National Health Service and other government-funded services.