International PFA chief Taylor slams UK government for singling out footballers The Saigon Times Friday, Apr 10, 2020,12:50 (GMT+7) PFA chief Taylor slams UK government for singling out footballersThe Saigon Times PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor – PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) – Premier League footballers were unfairly asked by the British government to take a paycut during the coronavirus outbreak when hedge-fund managers and bankers were not subjected to similar demands, players’ union chief Gordon Taylor has said. Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hancock sparked a debate last week when he said Premier League players must “play their part” and take a pay cut while the league was suspended so that the clubs’ non-playing staff are not furloughed. Taylor, head of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), defended the players and accused the government of unfairly singling out footballers when other well-paid professions escaped their scrutiny. “I find it quite extraordinary that government doesn’t realise – and it should do because of what the game puts back into the economy – the money that football spends on its community initiatives, the tax it pays,” Taylor said on beIN SPORTS’ Keys & Gray Show. “And just to highlight footballers when there are many other sportsmen, bankers, hedge funds… Read full this story
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