Lagamorph wrote:Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Lagamorph wrote:I never understand how people can complain about the pay of people like MP's, yet say nothing about footballers, actors and musicians.
With MPs, we don't have a choice but to pay. With footballers, actors and musicians, we do.
I never understand people who resent others who have more money than them.
With footballers, I'd have to go out of my way to make sure I don't contribute towards them. It isn't just ticket sales that fund them after all. If I buy a product from a company that sponsors a football team, chances are that product is more expensive as a result of that sponsorship. It'd be just as hard to avoid contributing towards a footballers pay as it would to an MP's pay.
Besides, the average MP earns what, £62,000 a year? Premiership footballers make than in barely 2 weeks, less than a week in some cases.
I don't resent someone just because they have more money than me. My boss has more money than me, but I don't resent him for it. At least he has to work more than 4 or 5 hours a week for his money and doesn't steal that little bit more from football supporters every year by putting up ticket prices.
You really think top level footballers work for 4 to 5 hours per week?
Premier League players often play 2 games in a week. That's 3 and a half hours. Are you saying their training, fitness, physio, etc can all be done in up to an hour and a half per week?
Also, with your reference to product price inflation that is true of many celebrities and the price increase is probably proportionately tiny.
Also, what Parksey said.