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Premier League Players Get Richer As Kids Lose Money

12 years ago

If ever you needed further proof that both the mixed up world of the current government and modern day English football have their priorities so wrong, you only need to consider the following statistics.

The coalition government recently cut the top rate of personal tax to 45p, a decision which it is estimated will put an extra £70m each year in the pockets of Premier League players from 2013.

At the same time the total budget for school sport until 2013 is £65m, thanks to a cut  87% two years ago by the same coalition government, “due to the dire economic situation we inherited”.

Like many things in modern day football (and with this government)you are left shaking your head in disbelief.

Would be great if somebody like the PFA could grasp how disconnected the average supporter is from today’s Premier League players and take on a major initiative of getting those players to donate that extra £70m which will be going into their wages each season.

That is extra money that they’ve never had and clearly wouldn’t miss, surely they would seize the chance with both hands to give something back to the public who have put them in such a privileged position….


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