Many Liverpool fans were left furious after the club’s owners FSG decided to place 200 non-playing staff onto the government’s furlough scheme.
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This has led to several teams to putting employees on temporary leave, including Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur. Now Liverpool are the latest side to adhere to it, making the announcement on their official website. This has led to criticism from Jamie Carragher.
Because of this, supporters were appalled by the decision from the owners and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan demanded that the club should sort this decision out, while another said that he was “ashamed”.
— Mark Wilson (@DeesideDCool) April 4, 2020
I’m ashamed of @LFC right now. Disgraceful decision.
— Mike Phillips (@MikePhillips50) April 4, 2020
They need to change it quickly. Very quickly
— Neil Bryan (@nbryan_machen) April 4, 2020
Heartbroken! Can we ever sing YNWA again?
— Dot Laird (@CookieScalyCat) April 4, 2020
PR mess. Suddenly it is ‘when you walk through the storm’ you are very much ALONE. PR gaff of the year…
— Ramon G (MA) (@ramoncym) April 4, 2020
They need to revert the decision for the good of the club
— Mark Fieldhouse (@funkmanwildman) April 4, 2020
I hope as a fan they do change their mind #LFC
— Shahan Chowdhury™ © (@shahanchowdhury) April 4, 2020
They have had the club long enough to understand our values. I’m disgusted in the club, especially the people who run it.
— Warren Fowles (@redwozza) April 4, 2020