BLOG | by Charlie Dundas

Vast majority of Brits say that Premier League footballers should be prepared to take a COVID-19 pay cut

More than nine in ten (92%) of the British people agree that Premier League players should be prepared to take a pay cut during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

With league chiefs and player representatives meeting this week to discuss the issue, more than two-thirds (67%) of Brits believe that any pay cut should represent 50% or more of footballers’ salaries (see chart below). The most popular choice among the public is for a 50% reduction in salary – an option which 30% of respondents chose. Nearly one in ten (9%) believe that Premier League players should be prepared to accept a 100% reduction in salary.

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BLOG | by Charlie Dundas

Commercial Director

With over 15 years’ experience in the sports and sponsorship field, Charlie’s role at YouGov Sport (SMG Insight) is to develop new market opportunities as the company continues to grow internationally. He also assists established and future clients to get the most from YouGov Sport’s market-leading tools and research techniques.


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