Ozil rejects pay cut former Manchester captain Roy Kean defends him . Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal as an attacking midfielder . The player rejected the idea of the club to cut his pay but some people criticized him for that yet other people came out and supported him .
“If the government approached me to help support nurses financially or buy ventilators I’d be proud to do so, as long as I knew where the money was going,” Wayne Rooney wrote.
“I’m in a position where I could give something up. Not every footballer is in the same position.
“Yet suddenly the whole profession has been put on the spot with a demand for 30% pay cuts across the board. Why are footballers suddenly the scapegoats? How the past few days have played out is a disgrace.”
“I’m not sure how I’d have dealt with it, I have a lot of sympathy for the players out there, a lot of players are getting criticized,” Keane said to Sky Sports.
“Looking at it now, particularly with the way I left United, and I’m talking about players at the really big, big clubs with a lot of wealthy owners, and pressure to take pay cuts, I wouldn’t take a pay cut if I was at one of the bigger clubs.
“It’s nobody’s business what you do with your wages. You take your wages and if you want to be generous, go ahead and do it. There’s a lot of speculation out there, but I don’t think people should believe everything they read about what players are doing, taking 10% or 15%.”
“Some of the younger players, who are on far less money than you, are taking a 12.5% pay cut, a minuscule drop in the ocean for you, and you don’t want to do it because you want to see how the financial situation plays out while you are sitting on your backside on your Playstation every night rather than actually playing football. Really?” Morgan said with typical bluster.
“I am surprised at the amount of people jumping on the bandwagon and criticizing the players, it’s nobody’s business,” the Irishman said.
“I’m talking about the clubs with wealthy owners, I have sympathy for the lower leagues, you make sacrifices in the lower leagues but the players at the top, where the clubs have the money, stick to your guns.
“They [clubs] are the first to tell you it’s a business. They have billionaires in the background, they are ruthless and they are discussing cash flow problems. I have heard it all before.”