Premier League Star Danny Rose Speaks On Giving Up His Wages To Fight Coronavirus

Premier League players’ “backs are against the wall” over discussions about wage cuts, says Danny Rose.

Top-flight clubs have agreed to propose a 30% cut to ease the financial burden of the coronavirus crisis.

There had been criticism for the slow response from football, while some clubs – including Newcastle – have placed staff on temporary leave.

“We’re all keen to make something happen,” Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle, told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I can only speak for myself but I would have no problems whatsoever contributing any of my wages to people who are fighting this on the front line and to people who have been affected by what’s happening at the minute.”

The Premier League has agreed to use the wage cuts to advance £125m to the EFL and National League, and give £20m towards the NHS.

Earlier, captains of clubs – led by Jordan Henderson – had held talks about possible donations to charity during the pandemic.

“We sort of feel that our backs are against the wall. Conversations were being had before people outside of football were commenting,” Rose, who has been loaned to Newcastle by Tottenham, added to the Friday Football Social.

“I’ve been on the phone to Jordan Henderson and he’s working so hard to come up with something.

“It was just not needed for people who are not involved in football to tell footballers what they should do with their money. I found that so bizarre.”

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