Originally Posted by Teed
We pay for politicians too!! and they do exactly the same thing, while making sure we live a shittier life!! go figure..
As of 2010 the British Prime Minister was paid (by the taxpayer) a gross salary of 142,000 pounds a year paid for by the entire population. Granted, he/she probably has other perks. However, try to logically explain the value to the country of a Prime Minister against that of a Premier League footballer who is paid the same amount in a month or less by a population of approximately 40,000 people.
I know some will say that a footballer's inflated salary is worth it as he brings joy to many people's faces. Well, I don't see many tears of joy spilling from people's eyes in Sunderland right now.
Footballers take advantage of a system that has developed since the inception of the Premier League and the extra revenue brought into the game. Wouldn't it be nice if collectively clubs and players had taken less and given back more, so that ticket prices would be more affordable for those who have loved the game their entire life. Even the facilities at the ground could be improved with the vast amount of money invested in the game.
Sadly, and it's not a recent development, football fans are no longer supporters of their local football club but increasingly large businesses. The community aspect is touched on by the clubs, but in reality the effort is pitiful.
Football as we used to know and enjoy .... R.I.P.