DIEGO MARADONA’S ‘at risk’ status means he is self-isolatng at home during the coronavirus crisis.
And the Gimnasia boss has offered to take a pay cut during the pandemic – while blasting some clubs for treating players ‘like slaves’.
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Football in Argentina has been postponed since March 17, and as a result of having various health problems over the years, the 59-year-old is housebound.
Gimnasia president Gabriel Pellegrino confirmed to Cielosports that the Argntinian legend is on lockdown – but has offered to do his bit for club finances,
Pellegrino told Cielosports: “He was one of the first to say that if we had to review his income we could talk about it.
“He is very well at home, taking good care of himself because he is at a risk group age. He is taking it as best as he can.”
PLAYERS NEED HELP TOO
Maradona has also given his opinion on how clubs and players should work together to deal with the virus that has now killed over 60,000 worldwide.
But he insists that the onus is not on the players to take a hit financially – with many treated like “slaves”.
The 1986 World Cup winner said: “There are players, who don’t have to be paid – that is true and we all know it.
“But there are also players who can’t play for free – even for a month – and the clubs should pay them.
“But there are some clubs who are now playing stupid and want to take advantage of this moment to avoid paying.
“They have treated players like slaves for years.
“It seems there are some clubs who always have a pandemic.
“They should not be looking for excuses now because players still have to eat.”
There have been 1,353 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Argentina, with 42 deaths.
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