By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Manchester City and Argentina football legend Carlito Tevez has taken to local media in native Argentina to express his disgust about footballers attitude towards the fight of the Covid-19 vis-a-vis their financial position with their clubs.
The 37-year-old Boca Junior, great like the rest of his colleagues around the globe is observing residential period in Argentina after the domestic championship was put on hold.
The Boca Junior is of the opinion that, professional footballers should comfortably take a reduced package as the world is battling the havoc.
”Footballers can live six months or a year without wages,
“Our situation is different from those that live with children daily. They are obligated to leave their home at 6:00AM only to return at 7:00PM at night without which they cannot feed their families.
“Our situation is really different. We need to exist and aid. It is simple for me to talk from residence, recognizing that I have food for my family.
“For us, it is easy to talk from home, knowing I have food for my children.But those desperate people that can’t move,if they leave home they get arrested and can’t feed their children: Tevez stated.
Carlito, as he is popularly called also stressed on the need for clubs to show love to those around them.
“For instance, most likely to the dining-room in LaBoca, I would certainly be pleased to go. I understand that my family members are great.
“That’s where the great example begins. You can make videos, like me at home from my living room, but the great example would be that we all go out and help.”:Tevez told on America Television in Argentina.
The one time West Ham man United wants a happy ending to all.
“There are no shirts here. Social class does not matter. We all want to help,”
“Hopefully the world will be more supportive. We are realising that we are all the same. Hopefully we grow as a society and tomorrow this will change the world for good. This virus teaches us that. Hopefully it is for the good and that we are all one and come out of this together.”
Tevez’s outing is a very emotional one at time when clubs are on the dialogue table with their players on how to reduce their salaries.
FC Sion recently sacked nine of their players for refusing to take a pay-cut.
Barcelona and Bayern Munchen players have accepted a significant reduction in their pay. But with the example of the FC Sion players, many players seem to be completely ignorant of the trying times the world and their clubs are going through having been out of usual activities for close to a month.
Many players especially on the African continent with countable exceptions have gone mute on the situation. They seem to have headsets on as local media names and shames them for their silence on the situation that needs their financial support than no other.
Strange enough most of these players are back in their home countries but surprisingly came back with toilet tissues which they use to display their juggling skills while telling poor Africans without food to stay home and eat what they don’t have.
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