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Messi agrees to 70% pay cut amid coronavirus

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi agrees to 70% pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic

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Lionel Messi said Barcelona's players are "surprised" that people inside the club would want to pressure them into taking wage cuts and confirmed the squad are happy to take a 70% hit on their salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Messi also said the players will make an additional contribution so that none of the non-sporting staff's earnings will be reduced during Spain's state of emergency, which has been in place in the country since March 12.

Sources told ESPN that the 32-year-old,...

Lionel Messi look-alike replaces Barcelona star on French news bulletin about coronavirus donations

Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd and more join in a message to the world to advise on Coronavirus and how best to beat it.
Barcelona's superstar forward gets in on the fun by posting his own toilet paper challenge video on Instagram.

A famous Lionel Messi look-alike got a ringing endorsement for his similarity to the Barcelona superstar on Saturday when a French TV station mistakenly used his image.

In a segment during a Saturday lunchtime news bulletin on how sports stars are making large donations to causes dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, French broadcaster M6 paired Messi with Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer -- or so they thought.

They actually used a picture of Messi's Iranian doppelganger, Reza Parastesh,...

Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola donate €1m each to coronavirus fight in Spain

Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd and more join in a message to the world to advise on Coronavirus and how best to beat it.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola have both made donations worth €1 million to help overburdened health care systems deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The large part of Messi and Guardiola's contributions will go towards the fight against COVID-19 in Spain, the second-most affected country in Europe after Italy.

The latest figures made available by the Spanish health ministry on Tuesday revealed there have been almost 40,000 confirmed cases and nearly...