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China shuts down 111 golf courses as it continues its assault on 'sport for millionaires': Should this crackdown expand to football clubs which are spending big?

China shuts down 111 golf courses as it continues its assault on 'sport for millionaires': Should this crackdown expand to football clubs which are spending big?
  • Something needs to be done about huge spending for sporting events.

    Not sure if these golf courses are in China or the US, but either way the money spent on sports these days is outrageous. We have players making six figure incomes just starting out. Money is rapidly becoming the major incentive for players to get in to professional sports. In the old days it was for the love of the game.

  • Yes, China should shut down football clubs, too.

    Yes, it is my opinion China should shut down football clubs as well as golf clubs. It is ridiculous to spend so much money on a single sport. While I think golf courses are a great way to practice the sport and eventually become competitive at it, if one wishes, there is no ethical reason to spend money on a lavish club available only those with money. The focus should be on expanding the areas available to people of all classes, so that anyone who wants to have the opportunity to practice a sport can do so.

  • They make what they earn.

    If there are players who bring in views and money for their sponsors and teams, there should be no problem in giving them some of the profit. While the government should not be responsible for upholding the costs of sporting events, there should be no problem with sports players getting paid large amounts as they are getting paid for the revenue they bring in via ticket sales and ads.

  • No, I don`t think so.

    As in football and basketball, the government has invested in developing homegrown golf talent by importing coaches and promoting the world started to pay serious attention to the Chinese Super League during last January’s transfer window. Chinese clubs spent huge amounts of money as they tried to lure world-class footballers to the country, with the most notable spending coming from Guangzhou Evergrande, who signed Jackson Martínez from Atlético Madrid for £32m, and Jiangsu Suning, who paid Chelsea £20m for Ramires.he sport. Australian golfer Greg Norman served for a time as an adviser to China's national team.

  • No it shouldn't.

    Whilst China is spending a lot of money, many clubs around the world spend the same amount of money or similar on football players.Attracting football talent is going to cost a lot of money and many players will require a well-paid contract for them to play somewhere as far away as China.


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