AS Roma players and coaching staff pledge to donate four months’ salary to help the club amid COVID-19 pandemic, The novel coronavirus outbreak has plunged Italy’s economy into chaos. Serie A sides are suffering as well mostly to the lack of matchday revenue.
The footballers and coaches have volunteered to give up 100 percent of their wages for the next four months to help the club navigate the coronavirus crisis. An official statement from the Serie A side reads: “The club’s players, first-team coach Paulo Fonseca, and his staff, have volunteered to forgo four months’ salary this season to help the club navigate the economic crisis that has engulfed the world of football since the coronavirus outbreak.
“The players, coach and his coaching staff have also agreed to collectively pay the difference to ensure that all Roma employees who were placed on the government’s social safety net scheme will still receive their regular net salary.”