It has been reported that the Leeds United playing squad have agreed to a wage deferral amid the ongoing EFL postponement, which will allow the rest of the club’s staff to be paid in full at this difficult time.
Leeds currently sit top of the Championship table and are nine games away from promotion. However, all football has been postponed until April 30th at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Phil Hay of The Athletic has reported that Leeds’ players and senior staff have agreed to a wage deferral, which will allow other members of staff to be paid as normal – other clubs are expected to follow suit.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 26, 2020
It was reported earlier in the week that Birmingham City are one Championship club looking to follow a similar route, with the footballing world at a standstill due to the global pandemic we are currently faced with.
Pre-break, Leeds had won five consecutive Championship fixtures, as well as keeping clean sheets in all those victories.
That helped them move ahead of West Brom at the top of the table and seven points clear of third placed Fulham.
This is a classy move from Leeds’ players that is for the greater good of the whole club.
The players’ wage compared to those further down the chain at Elland Road will be massive, so taking a deferral will benefit those not as well off.
It is a show of the people within Marcelo Bielsa’s squad and how they respect the wider community.
This really sets the example to the rest of the Championship.
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