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Cristiano Ronaldo and Other Juventus Players Forgo Four Months’ Salaries

The decision has been made to help the club sustain economic impact due to the Coronavirus outbreak

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Italy’s biggest and most successful football club Juventus has revealed that all of its team players and coach Maurizio Sarri have agreed to forgo their four months’ salaries in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak that has halted all sports in Italy.

The four months salaries translating to payments for March, April, May, and June will help “the club manage the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and save up to €90 million ($100.5 million)” reported CNN.

“Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment at a difficult time for everyone,” said a statement by the club.

The players also included footballer Cristiano Ronaldo who has already donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to help fight coronavirus in his native country Portugal.

Italy remains to be the worst-hit countries due to Coronavirus with as many as 90,000 confirmed cases. As many as 10,000 people have lost their lives in the country and currently many elderly are left vulnerable and alone due to the strict quarantine.

the authorAisha Arshad