Coronavirus UK: Diego Maradona calls on the greatest stars of football to share their wealth during a pandemic
There are players who don’t need to get paid, we all know ‘: Diego Maradona calls on the biggest football stars to share their wealth amid a coronavirus pandemic – but accuses some clubs of’ treating players like slaves’
- Maradona claimed that some players do not need to be paid during the coronavirus crisis
- The retired footballer called on players to establish a common fund to help others
- The boss of Gimnasia de La Plata offered to meet others to help the pandemic
Argentine legend Maradona called for the big names in football to use their wealth to help others during the Corona virus crisis – but also beat clubs or treated their players as “slaves.”
The current global pandemic has brought football to a halt and has sparked much debate about how to distribute the financial burden among footballers and clubs.
Gimnasia de La Plata boss Maradona, 59, believed that some clubs would use it as an excuse to withhold wages and also pledged to try to support his fellow coaches during this period.
Maradona wants high-wage players to support others during the corona virus crisis
Maradona said, “There are players who don’t have to get paid – that’s true and we all know it.
“But there are also players who – even for a month – cannot play for free and the clubs have to pay them.
“But there are clubs that are playing stupid now and want to take advantage of this moment to avoid paying.
“They’ve been treating players like slaves for years. It seems that there are clubs that always have a pandemic.
They should not apologize now because players have yet to eat. ‘
Argentina is currently firmly established to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
“The players who were lucky enough to make a lot of money throughout their careers should put together a common fund to help.”
Argentina is currently in strict quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease, and has even closed its borders to its own citizens currently abroad.
As of March 30, there were 820 cases and 22 deaths from COVID-19 in the country.
Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez had previously claimed that some players did not need to be paid during the crisis.
Carlos Tevez has also spoken out about his views on the current global health emergency
Former Barcelona and Naples playmaker Maradona also offered ‘solidarity’ to help his fellow coaches and staff while football was suspended.
‘For my part, I am willing to meet fellow coaches to help other coaches with this.
‘This happens out of solidarity because many young people are broke.
“Today is the time for them to get the support they deserve and for clubs to guarantee their wages.”