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Coronavirus: Schalke players agree to waive their salaries

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 has agreed greed to waive their salaries to support the club and its staff during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The development was confirmed by the club on their official social media feeds and it comes at a time when most of the clubs in Germany are doing all they can to help aid those affected by the epidemic.

Apart from Schalke, Gladbach and Werder Bremen have already offered cuts in their wages, and there are media reports that Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern München might be following.

Earlier in the week, Leverkusen managing director of sports Rudi Völler said "Everyone has to make a contribution. Of course, this also applies to those responsible in the club, such as Fernando Carro, Simon Rolfes (managing director and sporting director, editor) and me.

"We are concerned and the players too, Lars (Bender) gave me the signal. Everyone is required to help their own club".

Dortmund presented a step-by-step model for temporarily reducing payments. If no games take place, 20 percent should be waived, and if games are played without spectators, it should be 10 percent of the monthly salary.

 

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