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Low pay workers support Wealthy Football stars!


Geoffrey Settle
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Could one reason that Football stars earn so much be becuase the workers at clubs like Aston Villa are paid so little.

 

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/culture-media-and-sport/premier-league-poverty-wages-$1280158.htm

 

If this is happening in the premier league what about the semi-pros and amateur clubs who are run largely by volunteers for the love of the club and game?

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I thought the footballers get paid so much because lots of other people CHOOSE to give SKY ?40 (or so) every month; SKY then CHOOSE to give the Premier League lots of this money; the Premier League then CHOOSE to give this to the clubs; who then CHOOSE to give it to the players.

 

Or are you both advocating a return to the maximum wage; & if so should this be applied to all occupations or just footballers?

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Geoff - are you being a little partisan here? Why single out Aston Villa when your link indicates that Villa actually pay the best wages while the worst payers are Chelsea?

 

As for Bonzodog's comments, yes people do CHOOSE to support this pyramid of obscene pay by signing up with Sky. What the mugs don't realise is that if they had refrained from doing so, Sky would still be free to the viewer, financed by advertising like the other commercial channels. This might have resulted in the clubs receiving less money from TV and thus reduced players wages.

It might also have created a more level playing field, on the field of play and also among broadcasters.

 

The funny thing is that, apart from its sports coverage, which is probably of no interest to around half the population, Sky's output is just as mediocre as the other channels, if not more so. Yet mugs are still prepared to pay for it!

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Or are you both advocating a return to the maximum wage; & if so should this be applied to all occupations or just footballers?

 

No not at all. In the case of football, the business model is crazy, it relies on wealthy backers / businesses to prop it up...some of whom are now in receipt of taxpayer support.

 

I guess the divide between the highest paid and the lowest paid in the fooball industry is the greatest in any business sector.

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Or are you both advocating a return to the maximum wage; & if so should this be applied to all occupations or just footballers?

 

No not at all. In the case of football, the business model is crazy, it relies on wealthy backers / businesses to prop it up...some of whom are now in receipt of taxpayer support.

 

 

Now you've made them sound just like Political parties Paul.

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