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With fresh Covid restrictions being put in place in Germany, clubs are facing the possibility of playing behind closed doors for a while, along with the inevitable financial difficulties that will bring.
With that also comes the possibility that clubs may have to scale back their operations a little, and even some talks of needed players to take temporary cuts in pay, or outright waiving their salary. Earlier today, Ruhr Nachrichten reported that Borussia Dortmund might have to ask players to waive their salaries.
Dortmund might have to ask their players to reduce their salaries again.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) December 29, 2021
The club calculated with a full attendance for the second round of the season and a minus of "just" €15M. It will be way more though. #BVB
However, not long after those reports surfaced, BILD reported that this isn’t the case, and that salary waivers are not being discussed at BVB right now.
According to BILD information, a salary waiver is not a topic at Borussia Dortmund. Among other things, because there is hope of playing in front of spectators like in Hamburg and Berlin again in the near future.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) December 29, 2021
@BILD #BVB https://t.co/o1R6veVBEO
Shortly after, Hans Joachim Watzke confirmed to SID that salaries will not be reduced. So in a bizarre twist of fate, it looks like BILD are right and RN are wrong! We live in a broken world.
That said, I’m not sure I’d buy everything Watzke is saying just yet. It certainly seems possible that the club might need to reduce player salaries in the short-term, just to keep everything running smoothly. I guess we will have to wait and see how long the restrictions are in place.
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