The CSD expresses its support for AFE to improve the situation of footballers

first_imgHe Higher Sports Council (CSD) has expressed all its support to the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) in the face of reaching agreements to improve the situation of the players in the face of the health and economic crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic.CSD and AFE have jointly addressed a dialogue around the situation that soccer players are going through on COVID-19 and, specifically, those who may be “in greater difficulty due to their low income.”As Europa Press learned, the Director General of Sports of the Council, Mariano Soriano, has telephoned this Monday to the president of AFE, David Aganzo, and he reminded him that dialogue “is the best tool to reach agreements”.Thus, Mariano Soriano has asked for “a plus of generosity” to the different groups involved in the employment situation of soccer players to carry out agreements that “serve as a model” for other sports. “The Council will fully support this dialogue process,” Soriano told Aganzo. In the conversation between the CSD and the AFE, the impact of the extraordinary measures was also analyzed. that the Government has approved in economic matters to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, and that they also directly affect sport.In this sense, They have talked about the simplification of ERTE as a tool to avoid layoffs, especially in the case of athletes and workers with low incomes, and the lines of guarantees and credits made available to companies and the self-employed to alleviate the lack of liquidity caused by the stoppage of competitions.Also, CSD and AFE have valued in a “very positive” way the different solidarity initiatives that from the world of sport in general, and soccer in particular, they have emerged to support the fight against the pandemic, and they have decided to continue the dialogue to design solutions to this “so delicate” moment.last_img

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