Why do footballers get sooo much money?

@Moorzy (88)
November 18, 2006 7:27am CST
Does anyone agree with me that footballers are paid way too much? They live like kings, look at Beckham it makes me sick to think that the NHS struggles money wise and footballers dont know what to do with it they got so much!
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@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
18 Nov 06
well, it doesnt really make me sick looking at NHS players, because im sure all of them make a hell of a lot more money than the average person. it makes me sick in general that ANYONE can make that much money for playing a sport or singing a song or acting in a movie. it's quite disgusting and unfortunate that our society allows something like that when there are millions, even billions, of people starving and dying from curable diseases and not being able to drink clean water. just think what that money could do for the rest of the world. nobody needs to have that much money.
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@Moorzy (88)
18 Nov 06
Thanks 4 your reply, Sorry, you got me wrong i meant the National Health Service in UK and this was just 1 example and i agree with all that you say its sickening that any one can make that much money.
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• India
26 Nov 06
they play
@pumpkinjam (6879)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 06
They get so much because they are greedy and there is a huge amount of money going into football. I wanted to get a football shirt for my baby son and even though the team is not a really big one, well not in Premiership or whatever it's called now, they were still charging £30 to £45 for a shirt to fit an 18 month old baby! Of course, I didn't get him one, but if these smaller clubs can get away with that, I'd hate to think what the likes of Man. Utd get away with. So they make so much revenue from overpricing because there are obviously people willing to pay so much and that's why they get paid so much. And yes I agree with you, they are only playing a game, why should they be paid for it at all?