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Dementia campaigners have described PFA boss Maheta Molango's staggering £150,000 pay-rise as 'a slap in the face' and branded the union 'morally bankrupt'.
The chief executive, who replaced Gordon Taylor and took over in June 2021, has seen his salary hiked to £650,000, with the PFA linking the increase to the cost of living crisis.
Taylor had been earning more than £2m a year and Molango started on £500,000 - but has now pocketed a backdated, 30 per cent uplift following what was effectively his first pay review.
The union has faced severe criticism for its perceived lack of support for former players suffering from dementia.
And, following Mail Sport's campaign, there have been moves to address the issues with a new dementia fund opened earlier this year, making £1m available.
PFA chief executive Maheta Molango is set for a 30 percent salary increase
However, that figure is seen by many as a drop in the ocean, and amid that backdrop former Brighton and Oldham player Molango's hefty rise has not gone down well.
John Stiles, whose father - England World Cup Winner Nobby - died after suffering from dementia in 2020, criticised the move.
'The PFA is morally bankrupt and this just proves it,' Stiles, who himself played for the likes of Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers, said. 'How can they possibly justify this? It is typical of the PFA and it is a slap