GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Scott senior coach of the Cats speaks to media during a Geelong Cats AFL training session at GMHBA Stadium on September 17, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Geelong coach Chris Scott has sacrificed his entire salary while the competition is shut down, according to The Herald Sun.

He will continue working with the Cats’ skeleton staff despite not getting paid.

Geelong sources confirmed Scott’s decision to the Herald Sun, with the 2011 premiership coach reportedly not wanting to be paid while his assistants were stood down without pay.

Most of the club’s football staff will be stood down without pay during the game’s hiatus, with around 10-14 officials likely to keep working.

The Cats have reportedly been blown away by the number of players willing to take pay cuts to save staff.

Scott reflected on one of football’s darkest days to Fox Footy’s AFL 360 on Monday night.

“It was) one of the hardest (days) I’ve ever had in footy,” the Cats mentor said.

“We had a lot of one-on-one meetings with staff and our HR department and Simon Lloyd our GM of footy, we’ve done a mountain of work around that trying to make sure that we look after people as much as we possibly can while laying out the gravity of the situation.

“I think we’re all a little bit scared at the moment and we can’t sugar-coat that part of it.

“There’s a lot that’s going to happen over the next couple of weeks and I suspect it’s going to get worse before it gets better and it’s going to be a monumental challenge for all of us.

“I hope the players left the footy club sensing the determination of the people in the industry to support them as best as possible.

“One of the hard parts about that is we couldn’t lay it all out for them because we just don’t know exactly where this is going to end up.