Chivas join other teams in Liga MX in reducing players' wages during Covid-19 pandemic
Guadalajara’s president Amaury Vergara said that until the coronavirus pandemic is over, they will lower their first-team players' salary.
More teams in the Liga MX are deciding to reduce the salaries of the players from their first team during this coronavirus pandemic. The economy is taking a big hit and the leagues around the planet are doing the same thing during this crisis. On Friday, Chivas were one of the teams in Mexico who decided to lower wages.
So starting in April and until the pandemic is over, all the players and coaches from the first team at Chivas will suffer a pay cut in their salaries. With this decision, the club can afford to pay the rest of the employees that need the money more than the footballers.
“We are facing one of the biggest challenges in our lifetime, not only are people getting sick and dying, but some don’t have enough money to buy the essentials. The economy is taking a big hit during this coronavirus pandemic,” said Chivas president Amaury Vergara on Twitter.
“I want to thank all the players from the first team at Chivas that have agreed to take a pay cut in their salary during this crisis in order for us to pay other members from our staff. This will start this month of April and end when the pandemic is over.
“This goes hand in hand with what the founder of Omnilife group and previous owner of Chivas, Jorge Vergara, would want in times like this. The philosophy in this franchise has always been helping others and taking care of our people. Mexico, let's unite,” concluded Vergara.
The Liga MX has not set a date to return just yet and this has affected all the clubs because money from sponsors is not coming in during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since there are no games, people are also not buying tickets to go to the stadium and this is affecting the economy of the teams.