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Obscene pay for a prima donna !

Posted by Big John on February 23, 2014

During the last few days we have had news on two very famous football (soccer) players. One was the great Tom Finney who has been, quite rightly, described at the news of his death as …“A true gentleman and an ambassador not just for football but for the City of Preston and indeed England as a whole. Sir Tom was and is a true football legend. His like will never be seen again.”

Sir Tom only ever played for one club and that was Preston North End in the days of long baggy shorts, thick woollen socks and big leather boots, and for much of the time he still worked as a plumber as there was a maximum limit on professional footballers’ pay.

The other player in the news at the moment is the snarling, swearing, spitting, half brained Neanderthal (my apologies to the Neanderthals) yob .. Wayne Rooney !

For much of Sir Tom’s career his wages were limited to just £20 per week (approx. £400 today): … and Wayne ?

Well, he now gets a little more, as his wages have just been increased to the staggering amount of …

…  £300,000 per week !


3 Responses to “Obscene pay for a prima donna !”

  1. Grannymar said

    £300,000 per week? No wonder the tickets to see a match cost so much.

  2. Rummuser said


  3. Gabbygeezer said

    I knew the ego maniacs who play professional American football were vastly overpaid, but wasn’t aware that the lunacy extended across the pond. Apparently, craziness knows no boundaries.

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