These Famous Sport Personalities Cut Off their Salary during Coronavirus

In a time when many people around the world are struggling to pay the rental or even have lost their job, there is also the other side of the coin. We talk about professional athletes who make a lot of money, playing a game followed by millions of fans, and now are putting money aside to help their loyal fan base. Here are the professional athletes who agreed to take a percentage pay cut:

Barcelona Football Club

In order to pay salary of non-sporting staff, Barcelona Football Club´s players will take a 70 percent pay cut during La Liga break. With this salary reduction, the club´s employees can get 100% paycheck during this time. For sure, a very beautiful initiative from people considered overpaid in some cases. Spain has been one of the most affected countries with this pandemic, so far 7,000 people have died from virus.

Check out Lionel Messi message, Barcelona´s captain.

NBA Executives

NBA top executives will see their salaries reduced by 20% due to coronavirus outbreak. The 100 best-paying executives will be affected at the beginning and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is also included in this measure. On the other hand, ¨NBA is proposing to players to take a 50 percent pay cut while games are suspended¨, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, effective as of April 15th.

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In a memo to employees, Nascar announced 25% reduction salary for executives while other all employees will see their salary reduced by 20%. According to Steve Phelps, Nascar President, ¨these decisions are difficult but necessary for the health of our company as we work through this crisis and address the long-term business needs of our sport¨.

There is also a list of famous sport players who have donated money to help medical workers and hospitals to face this pandemic. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus soccer player, contributed with one million euros to Portugal hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.

Roger Federer in Switzerland also collaborated with one million Swiss francs, ¨we hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis¨, said the tennis player in his twitter account.

Teams all around the world have made similar gestures.