Are football players getting payed too much?
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Football players are being payed to much, and here is what's wrong with that:
-The 'job' football player has no basic relevance in society at all. Many football players are payed more than people with jobs which are actually important. Take politicians for instance, or doctors. The fact that a football player earns significantly more than a specialized brain surgeon who saves lives is basically a devaluation of jobs that actually matter. Football players have little or no social relevance at all while politicians, doctors, or even taxi drivers do have social relevance.
-Football clubs are an unnecessary burden on the economies of nations, especially those in Southern-Europe. Take for instance the Spanish economy. Unemployments rates are through the roof. Many businesses face major debts, including football clubs like Real Madrid (Gibson, O., Real Madrid are "590m in debt so how do they get round Uefa finance rules?, The Guardian, August 3rd, 2013). Instead of slowing down to repair the economy they pay millions (which they do not have by the way) to people whose only goal is to kick a ball in a net. To offer Bale a salary of hundreds of thousands of dollars a week when so many people struggle to make ends meet is downright absurd. And that's just one club: I could list dozens of other examples at clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint German, and Monaco. There is indeed also money that comes from sponsors, but that's not nearly the amount needed to make this business debtfree.
-120.000 pounds can feed 625 African families for a year. A premiership football player earns this in one week (Bolton N., Footballers get payed to much, Daily standard, October 6th, 2012).
So yes, football players are getting payed too much. They barely have social relevance. Their salaries are payed by borrowing money which contributes a huge amount to the economic recession. The money could be used to pay of debts, feed people in Africa, create jobs, do cancer research, build homeless shelters, improve education or help regions struck by natural disasters. Or in other words: things that are way more relevant than football.
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Vote Placed by miketheman1200 3 years ago
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