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Following criticism from supporters, English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur on Monday backed down from their decision of a 20% pay cut for hundreds of non-playing staff in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

“In our last update we said we would keep our position under review, especially in the context of revised budgets and cost cutting. Having done so we have decided that all non-playing staff, whether full-time, casual or furloughed, will receive 100 per cent of their pay for April and May,” the club said on Monday in a statement.

The club was planning to take

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