“The policy of economic responsibility and good governance that this board of directors has always set forced to find the best solutions to an unexpected crisis. After this agreement with the soccer players, the scenarios that are presented to us in the future may be assumed by the entity without jeopardizing its economic viability. “ Betis officialized this Wednesday the agreement it has reached with its first professional squad to minimize the economic impact of the coronavirus. Finally, footballers will reduce their salary by 15% in the event that LaLiga is permanently suspended and in less relevant percentages in the event that the championship can be ended, with the difference of whether it is done behind closed doors or open doors, a scenario in which they could lose only two percent. This salary reduction also includes the coaching staff of the first team and senior management executives.“The pandemic has caused colossal damage to the global and national economy. In our professional sports sector, the economic impact will have unforeseeable consequences, with all competitions suspended with no restart date in sight and with the possibility that the main sources of income of the Club will be cut significantly, “says Betis in its statement. “In this way, the solidarity of the footballers, coaches and executives of the Club prevents the entity from having to request an ERTE that would significantly affect the 430 Real Betis workers and their families. In times of great uncertainty, Real Betis is committed to maintaining employment. The board of directors of the entity wants to thank effusively the facilities given by the players, with their captains at the forefront, who at all times have put forward the general interests of the Club and the whole of the Betis fans, “he adds.“This operation would not make sense if it did not reverse the whole of society, which is suffering so much in these weeks. Thus, after this agreement, the Club and the players will make a significant donation to fight the coronavirus, mainly destined to the purchase of protection material for the health workers who fight daily against the disease in our hospitals and the most vulnerable social groups in this crisis “-“Likewise, Real Betis Balompié wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the relatives of the deceased Betis in these days, examples of fidelity and dedication to greenish-white colors. And he also wants to send a message of encouragement and hope to all of Spain and all our fans, with special love for the sick, their families and all the healthcare professionals who take care of us, “he concludes.