With the ongoing inactivity in the Liga MX due to the Coronavirus pandemic, several club teams have moved forward in reducing the salaries of their players due to the crisis going on. A measure that could make many players uncomfortable but much needed at this time.
Since March 15 the Clausura 2020 took an important pause in the tournament until further notice due to the COVID-19 that has left the entire league without any activity that is causing the league to lose an average of $700 million each week. As the league is losing a large amount of money, many club teams have proceeded to make wage cuts on salaries within their players due to the emergency in the time being.
Club teams like, Atlas, Queretaro, Santos, Pachuca and Leon are the teams that just stated that they have cut the wages of their players up to 50 percent and will get paid back in full once the tournament restarts once the pandemic is settled down.
In some club teams like Leon and Pachuca, the wage reduction will only affect the first team and not the women league or the basic forces, which is a considerate move from both teams. Although this move just started by the first club teams It will be interesting to see if the entire league of teams will take this action so It could not only affect the club team as a whole.
The country of Mexico in its current situation with the COVID-19 is growing rapidly, which is causing big friction within the country and that could push back the startup date of the Clausura 2020 of May 15 that was told by the FMF a few weeks back. The numbers in Mexico due to the virus have hit already a little over 1,000 cases with about 28 deaths that is alarming.
Hopefully, in the near future, this pandemic is taken care of quickly because many of you just like us from VivaLigaMX are itching to see soccer back in action especially the Liga MX.