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Why are they always the target for people to call them overpaid but never any other athletes like tennis players or even other entertainment industries like musicians?
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Why are they always the target for people to call them overpaid but never any other athletes like tennis players or even other entertainment industries like musicians?
Because football is the most popular sport in the UK?

There are also much less elite tennis players - whereas you have several top-level football leagues around Europe with many players internationally earning a high salary.
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Because they tend to be lower class so people don't like them doing well
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How many British tennis players make big money? Maybe 2 or 3? Not sure musicians really earn fortunes these days even at the top.
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Because football is the most popular sport in the UK?

There are also much less elite tennis players - whereas you have several top-level football leagues around Europe with many players internationally earning a high salary.
Then what about musicians? actors?
I always see someone complaining about football salaries yet have ariana grande as their profile pictures
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How many British tennis players make big money? Maybe 2 or 3? Not sure musicians really earn fortunes these days even at the top.
the percentage of football players earning top wages is miniscule compared to every football player.
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Then what about musicians? actors?
To use your own words:

the percentage of musicians / actors earning top wages is miniscule compared to football players.

As I said there are way more footballers on > £100,000 per week than tennis players or musicians seeing as it's the most popular sport in this country.

These days, even some Championship players earn this much.
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Because they tend to be lower class so people don't like them doing well
honestly believe this has something to do with it.
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To use your own words:

the percentage of musicians / actors earning top wages is miniscule compared to football players.

As I said there are way more footballers on > £100,000 per week than tennis players or musicians seeing as it's the most popular sport in this country.

These days, even some Championship players earn this much.
There are also WAY more football players then tennis players... take the percentage and its probably lower than tennis
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(Original post by ecolier)
Because football is the most popular sport in the UK?

There are also much less elite tennis players - whereas you have several top-level football leagues around Europe with many players internationally earning a high salary.
(Original post by Joseph Mimbo)
There are also WAY more football players then tennis players... take the percentage and its probably lower than tennis
So you are agreeing with me... and that's your answer.

Football is more popular, has more players and therefore people are more aware of their wages. Hence target for people to call them overpaid!
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(Original post by Joseph Mimbo)
Why are they always the target for people to call them overpaid but never any other athletes like tennis players or even other entertainment industries like musicians?
Most talked about.
Most relatable.
Musicians and Tennis is performance related, football not always so.
There are a lot more footballers earning very high salaries than tennis players or musicians.
Why does it make you cry so?
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So you are agreeing with me... and that's your answer.

Football is more popular, has more players and therefore people are more aware of their wages. Hence target for people to call them overpaid!
You stated that there are less tennis players that get greater than 100,000. I said this was due to there being MORE football players in there world hence a greater number will generally earn MORE - you didnt consider percentages. Also it doesnt address the fact that musicians and actors dont get the same comments.
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(Original post by Joseph Mimbo)
You stated that there are less tennis players that get greater than 100,000. I said this was due to there being MORE football players in there world hence a greater number will generally earn MORE - you didnt consider percentages. Also it doesnt address the fact that musicians and actors dont get the same comments.
More footballers earn the top salary than both tennis players and musicians and actors. Yes, there is no need to consider the percentages in my opinion - people simply do not care whether there's a million, 2 million amateur + professional footballers out there; or whether there's 10 million tennis players, 100 million musicians and actors etc. etc.

Therefore it is only fair that they get the attention and is the target of being called overpaid. Whether they actually are overpaid is another question.
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Most talked about.
Most relatable.
Musicians and Tennis is performance related, football not always so.
There are a lot more footballers earning very high salaries than tennis players or musicians.
Why does it make you cry so?
Yes football is performance related... If you perform well more people know about you - you get a higher pric since more people are likely to recognise and buy your shirts, sponsors etc. You realise if a very high profile tennis player loses to a lesser known tennis player they will still get more in terms of brand deals etc. Also you cant really judge musicians on performance since music is pretty subjective.
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I feel there’s a class thing to it. Young Black boys who are talented and putting their skills to good use.

Nobody has a grumble about posho white kids who go on to become actors; models; more ‘palatable’ sports personalities (cricket etc).

It’s also a piss poor understanding of economics tbh.

Britain is a bootlicking nation. ‘I’m not doing that great so nor should you’
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Because they tend to be lower class so people don't like them doing well
Because they tend to be lower class so p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ the tabloids don't like them doing well

also pfp checks out
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(Original post by Joseph Mimbo)
Why are they always the target for people to call them overpaid but never any other athletes like tennis players or even other entertainment industries like musicians?
Football has the most attention. It is a sport with a high popularity and for many people the number one. And because the people pay so much attention for this sport, they complain about the wages. The same would happen to tennis players, if people take part in this sports as fans into the very deep detail. And I think that enough people who love tennis really do.
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