Premier League players upset over PFA chief Gordon Taylor’s failure to cut wages

Premier League footballers are said to be insistent that PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor should take a voluntary wage cut before they agree to so themselves.

Taylor has been head of the PFA since 1981, and earns £2.2m a year, making him the highest paid union boss in the world.

Recently he has been in discussions with the Premier League clubs and their players to try to convince them to take a 30 percent drop in wages amid the coronavirus crisis, but footballers are annoyed that Taylor himself has not yet accepted a salary cut himself.

According to the Star, a number of top-flight stars feel let down that Taylor has not set an example and taken a wage decuction.

Taylor is set to resign from his role by November at the latest, but before that he has the unenviable task of dealing with the fallout from the global pandemic.

Premier League players are reportedly keen to do their bit to help out, with the likes of Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire of Manchester United leading the way in discussions over the best way for them to take action.

There are concerns that if they agree to a wage cut the money will go back into the pockets of their club's owners, while they are also worried the NHS will suffer up to £200m in lost tax revenue if their salaries are reduced.

Henderson is reportedly organising a coronavirus crisis fund with the aim of raising millions for the NHS, and was frustrated when the Health Secretary Matt Hancock criticised footballers for not doing more to help out.


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