"Superb gesture," says Roma's chief executive of players' acceptance to go four months without pay

20 April 2020

Roma
Photo: PA Images Roma's players will top up the wages of the club's staff put on the government's furlough scheme.

The club's squad will forego wages between March and the scheduled end of the season in June.

In addition to that, the players will top up the wages of the club's staff put on the government's furlough scheme.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

AS Roma's players and coaching staff have agreed to go four months without pay as the Italian club struggles to cope with the loss of income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Serie A has been suspended indefinitely and it is unclear when and if the current campaign will ever come to its conclusion, meaning huge financial uncertainty has been cast on clubs in Italy – as in most other countries. 

In a statement on their website, Roma said the players would forego wages between March and the scheduled end of the season in June. 

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