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Alan Shearer Takes Dig At Liverpool Over Controversial Furlough Plan During UK Lockdown

Premier League wage cut: Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer takes a dig at Liverpool after official furlough announcement on the weekend.

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Professional Footballers Association (PFA) officials and England's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock had urged Premier League clubs to 'do their part' in the war against coronavirus. A Premier League wage cut was anticipated by football experts due to the cancellation of games last month. However, Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle's decision to place certain members of staff on furlough during the ongoing lockdown has not gone down well with football fans across the UK.

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Alan Shearer aims coronavirus dig at Liverpool over controversial furlough plan

In his column for The Sun, Alan Shearer took a dig at the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, accusing them of not helping out the community in a time of crisis. Shearer mocked clubs whp are increasingly placing their staff on furlough leave. Shearer could sympathise with the likes of Burnley and Norwich City, who might run out of money by the end of the summer. However, he said that the crisis is no excuse for bigger clubs to not step up because it doesn't hold true for them.

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The former Blackburn and Newcastle striker further went on to accuse certain top-flight clubs such as Liverpool for using the UK government's furlough scheme to maximise their profits. Shearer opined that furloughing was clearly brought in to help smaller businesses who are really going to be struggling in terms of not having something to go back to. It was not designed to help companies who have made millions and millions of pounds over the last few years. 

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