Some Hearts players are set to snub a wage cut amid pleas from chairwomen Ann Budge as the financial implications of the domestic league shutdown become clearer.
The Edinburgh club had asked their players and staff to take a 50% wage cut to help stem losses and keep the Tynecastle side afloat during this complicated period.
According to the Scottish Sun, some of the Jambos stars could snub a pay cut but will consider a salary deferral.
The news comes despite Hearts captain Steven Naismith confirming that he has accepted the proposal [Hearts].
Any suggestion that Hearts’ players will resist the proposals will be a worrying one for both the club and their supporters.
Rangers have yet to release any information on the financial implications of the Covid-19 outbreak but financial worries will not be far from the minds of supporters.
Hearts are not alone in their public pleas over the monetary impact of the pandemic, with Aberdeen announcing they expect close to £5m in losses during this period [Aberdeen].
The likes of German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have agreed on pay cuts with staff and players whilst Barcelona have requested similar from their employees.