AIC: ‘Unacceptable salary cuts’

The Italian Players’ Association released a statement protesting the ‘unacceptable’ damage done to players during the COVID-19 crisis, as some have been ‘asked to vacate their apartments.’

While Serie A stars are asked to accept pay cuts in order to help clubs survive the lockdown, the situation further down the divisions is not that simple.

“We cannot understand why this situation has immediately and exclusively fallen on the position of the players,” read a statement from the AIC.

The Italian Players’ Association released a statement protesting the ‘unacceptable’ damage done to players during the COVID-19 crisis, as some have been ‘asked to vacate their apartments.’

While Serie A stars are asked to accept pay cuts in order to help clubs survive the lockdown, the situation further down the divisions is not that simple.

“We cannot understand why this situation has immediately and exclusively fallen on the position of the players,” read a statement from the AIC.

“The primary thought was to, unjustifiably and illegitimately, sacrifice first and foremost the amateur male and female players. The salaries were arbitrarily cut and, in some situations, players were asked to vacate their apartments, without considering that often amateur sporting activity helps to sustain entire families.

“This is why the situation is unacceptable and we need a decisive and substantial intervention from all components, seeing as today we are fighting together for the same result.

“The situation is absolutely serious, the players risk not receiving any wages from March to September/October, and anyone who thinks they can ‘cut corners’ with amateur players does not understand the sporting, economic and above all social situation of these men and women.”

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