Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:45
I wouldn't defend outrageous sporting salaries like that (take a look, however, at the top sporting salaries in the US if you want to be really outraged). But I sometimes wonder if footballers, mainly from working class backgrounds, are hard done by when these things are written about, if only in the sense that there are plenty of people from other professions who earn millions (think the City), but don't have it turned into a weekly wage for us all to express our displeasure at. In the end, it's a problem of society that there are such huge differentials in earnings, and we could change it if we really really wanted to. Although I'm a socialist, and optimistic, I'm not sure there's the will. Certainly not in this country.