The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) says slashing the wages of Premier League players isn't the right course of action at this time to help alleviate the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

The pushback comes after the Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut for England's top-tier footballers on Friday.

The union representing the players scoffed at that in a strongly worded statement on Saturday, suggesting that cutting salaries would do more harm than good in these "unprecedented times."

"... The combined tax on their salaries is a significant contribution to funding essential public services - which are especially critical at this time," the PFA said.