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The team and staff of the Sunderland football club in the U.K. “have recently been placed on furlough” Tuesday because of the new coronavirus.

“At this moment in time, Sunderland AFC has no intention to ask any players or staff to take a wage reduction or deferral on their salary, and the club remains fully committed to ensuring all employees are paid in full,” according to the English League One club.

Sunderland added that a number of staff and club manager Phil Parkinson will work from home.

SAFC was in the Premier League but in 2017 relegated to the

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