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Footballers get paid too much

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Started: 10/22/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AimeeGleek17

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user_name

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The only time that footballers are being paid too much is if the organization paying them will go bankrupt due to their wages and nothing but.

Since this is not the case, I conclude that footballers are not paid too much.
Debate Round No. 1
AimeeGleek17

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The game of football over the years has progressively become more influenced by money and whilst this is considerably accepted by much of the population this does not justify it. Companies have taken the game that so many people love and slapped a price tag on to it. This being the case it is wrong to say footballers are rare and so Like anything it is a talent but it a talent which can be taught to anyone. A doctor puts in over 7 years of education if they want to make less then 100k a week and yet their talent, in your eyes, is viewed as less valuable ?. Even if the footballers talents are more rare, I personally want more people ready to save my life then people ready to entertain me.

Think of those people who risk their life to save other people's lives. They get paid less than footballers. Doctors help people's lives including footballers! I do agree footballers work hard but soldiers actually risk their lives for their country, including some footballers country. If we had no soldiers, it might mean the end of football in their country.
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Debate Round No. 2
AimeeGleek17

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After each transfer window closes, the main topic of discussion is centered not so much on who went where, but for how much. Fernando Torres cost Chelsea "50 million and it cost Liverpool "35 million for Andy Carroll as a replacement this past January, but that's not all the clubs had to shell out to get their guys.

Football has come a very long way in recent decades, especially when it comes to transfer fees, but even more so when it comes to footballers" salaries.

Several decades ago, professional footballers weren"t getting paid much more than their average countrymen, but today, if a footballer is making "50,000 a week, he"s on the low end of the scale.
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Debate Round No. 3
AimeeGleek17

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
American football is the only football I would ever watch. I would rather watch paint dry than watch soccer.
Posted by avneet.sinha 2 years ago
avneet.sinha
If one was to look at the term "Football" as it is looked upon outside the United States, it is true that the footballers are paid more than what they deserve. The transfer fees for these players is way too high. Gareth Bale was purchased for approximately 120 million euros. even their salaries are abnormally high. Many players earn more than a 100,000 euros PER WEEK. When we compare this to what teachers earn, it is shocking that a massive contributor to society (teacher) earns less than one hundredth of a person who plays a game to entertain people. there seems to be some fundamental mismatch here with the role of the person in society and the remuneration paid to them.
Posted by crushboy79 2 years ago
crushboy79
Really? Paid too much? The football players are some of the most athletic people in the world. They get smashed, break bones, and play without fear in on of the worlds most dangerous sport. They get paid just the right amount. If you are talking about soccer players, yeah they get paid to much, what kind of a risk are they taking? Same with basketball players, they are risking nothing , and therefore are paid way to much
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Paid too much. How would you like to be hammered by a 300 pound linebacker. And in the end of their career , which is usually less than 10 years, you can hardly walk. All so people can sit around , drink beer and eat pizza, and cheer if you win or boo you if you lose.They entertain millions of fans. Break that down to each one, and they are not paid all that much per fan.

You are like all liberals. Someone makes more than you think you ever will and immediately you want to make them be paid less.Usually by government force,law.
Posted by Emilrose 2 years ago
Emilrose
To avoid confusion (with Americans) you should probably provide a definition and include the term "soccer".

The highest paid player is Waybe Rooney who receives "300,000 per week. In Spain, Lionel Messi is paid an estimated "292,000 per week and Christiano Ronaldo "288,000.

Considering this, one can easily argue that soccer players are indeed paid unecessary amounts.
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