Wayne Rooney says players face a no-win situation in wage debate


Derby striker Rooney questions why footballers are being treated like “scapegoats”

The power struggle over how Premier League footballers can financially assist in the fight against coronavirus is “a disgrace” and has players in a “no-win situation”, says Wayne Rooney.

Players have been urged to do more by health secretary Matt Hancock and the Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut.

The Professional Footballers’ Association says that may harm the NHS.

Derby striker Rooney says he is happy to offer support but asked: “Why are footballers suddenly the scapegoats?”

In his Sunday Times column,