Piers Morgan savages Matt Hancock and Premier League billionaire owners over wage cuts row

The Good Morning Britain host was interviewing Robert Jenrick – the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – when he brought up the issue of Premier League players being asked to take pay cuts, which would have the knock-on effect of reducing the Government’s own tax receipts.

Morgan asked: “I have a problem with what the Health Secretary’s been doing repeatedly targeting the players, who to my certain knowledge in many cases are either ongoing contributors to a number of charities or intend to make significant contributions.

“Why is the Health Secretary trying to, in a way, put a stigma around footballers when the real issue, it seems to me, is the billionaire owners, not the players, who are furloughing staff, not dipping into their own massive pockets.

“It’s not the players making that decision and yet they’re an easy target and they get whacked in all the headlines and I don’t understand why the Government keeps targeting the players and not the real organ grinders.”


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