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What do people think of Manchester United striker earning £300,000 a week on his new contract for a job that largely includes kicking a ball around when there are doctors and soldiers constantly facing cuts and earning less. What about those who earn less than £400 a week and struggle to survive? Do you think there should be a limit on sporting salaries? Discuss.
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I think this thread has been done to death and you should have used the search function.
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I just think it's funny that ROONEY of all footballers is getting paid that.
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There should be no limit, ultimately the money in football should be given to the players but they could help the fans out by lowering ticket prices and the like.

Waste of money for Man United though but doesn't bother me it will just accelerate their downfall.
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(Original post by metalthrashin'mad)
I just think it's funny that ROONEY of all footballers is getting paid that.
Yeah that's true. I think it's the fact he's so important to Man United and he was bound to be offered big contacts elsewhere.
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At least he will pay a lot of tax on that salary.
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(Original post by Azzer11)
What do people think of Manchester United striker earning £300,000 a week on his new contract for a job that largely includes kicking a ball around when there are doctors and soldiers constantly facing cuts and earning less. What about those who earn less than £400 a week and struggle to survive? Do you think there should be a limit on sporting salaries? Discuss.
Who are any of us to say how a private company should spend their money? A limit on sporting salaries wouldn't mean that doctors or soldiers or any other public sector worker (or any worker for that matter) would earn more money. Football clubs, especially those in the Premier League, are largely owned by foreigners, so if they want to pay footballers incredibly high salaries, which they then pay a lot of tax on (almost 45%), then that's fine by me.
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Yeah that's true. I think it's the fact he's so important to Man United and he was bound to be offered big contacts elsewhere.
What I don't understand is why he needed more than £250k. With my crappy minimum wage job, in a week he'd have earned 25 years of my wages. What can he not afford on £250k that he can now do wiht £300k? If he demanded that money, then Man UTD should have just called his bluff and said, the offers £250K, or here's the door. It's not like you'd turn it down is it?

It's a shame they get paid so much, because tickets, merchandise and sky football/BT Sport is so damned expensive. Maybe they should get half the money and cut all of those by half! It's ridiculous screwing over people who don't make much money who want to follow their team, when players are getting such ridiculous sums, considering they don't actually do anything of any real importance.
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What do people think of Manchester United striker earning £300,000 a week on his new contract for a job that largely includes kicking a ball around when there are doctors and soldiers constantly facing cuts and earning less. What about those who earn less than £400 a week and struggle to survive? Do you think there should be a limit on sporting salaries? Discuss.
Less than £400 a week? My mum has 3 kids and is a single parent and she only earns £550 a month. We're fine and we're not suffering.


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Less than £400 a week? My mum has 3 kids and is a single parent and she only earns £550 a month. We're fine and we're not suffering.


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She should get more with 3 kids
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not again
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She works full time:L


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