When eight footballers tore up their contracts to save Bristol City

08 April 2020 02:07
Players may lose money during the coronavirus pandemic but few will sacrifice as much as the Ashton Gate EightBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogMany footballers will have to take pay cuts to help their clubs survive during the coronavirus pandemic but, when it comes to making career and financial sacrifices, surely nothing can match the story of the Ashton Gate Eight. Bristol City were struggling to balance the books in the early 1980s and faced the very real threat of extinction. Having been promoted the top tier in 1976 under the management of Alan Dicks, the club’s problems began when players’ contracts changed in 1978. Related: My favourite game: Italy v Brazil, 1982 World Cup Related: The season Arsenal played 70 games, reached two finals . and won nothing Related: Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian