Faced with the financial crisis experienced by Ligue 1 clubs since the start of the health crisis linked to Covid and amplified by Mediapro’s leak about TV rights, the players of the Stade de Reims accepted, at the beginning of February, a drop in their wages.
Currently fourteenth in Ligue 1, the players of the professional group have published an open letter to explain their gesture which commits them for the first six months of the year.
Referring to a “realization at a time when French football is going through an unprecedented economic crisis”, players and members of the technical staff are worried about the consequences which could in particular “threaten the jobs of club employees”.
The players of Reims have therefore accepted a “significant drop” in their salaries, even if they stress that these are, for the most part, lower than what is practiced in Ligue 1. Despite everything and even if they concede that these remunerations do not make them “millionaires chasing a ball”, they allow them “to be privileged”.
Before concluding: “Privileged people who seek to act as responsible, respectful and united men of a family club”.
A few days ago, an agreement between the management and the players was also found at RC Lens. In recent hours, it seems that a majority of players from Montpellier, the club of which Laurent Nicollin, its president, was worried a few weeks ago about seeing its own funds disappear, also accepted a drop in wages. And it’s probably not over …
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