Ffs pack it up, thread done!
They're a rich working-class, and public figures, so it makes sense for them to be big targets.Virgin who are taking funds have a boss who doesn't even pay tax.
I am always very uncomfortable trying to shame people into parting with their money, and even I am surprised why it's always footballers bearing the brunt.
I wonder if claims like Spurs/Levy influenced his view. (Levy "we're poor, we can't pay the staff, we've got hardly any Brie left")A point Townsend rightly brings up:
"We received an email two days ago from the PFA which said until they have all the information from clubs, not to be pressured into agreeing anything. What that means is until clubs have shown them financial details, until they know whether clubs can continue to pay non-playing staff, to not agree anything. If the players end up agreeing to a pay cut or deferral and a few days later the PFA find out that these clubs can continue to pay non-playing staff and are choosing not to, then who benefits?"
It's invariably a response to a question and it's always the answer that gets the headline. Reporters over the last couple of weeks have been shite.... recent daily briefings seem to have turned into a chance for idiots like Know-it-all Peston or Useless Kuessenbergenbergen to ask loaded questions to create a headlineHancock was asked a question in a press conference & answered it. What was supposed to do just ignore it. What he said about footballers was correct.
ridiculous to target footballers and ignore the tax cheats, the people who earn their wealth on the backs of others, the ones putting people on zero hour contracts etc
He's absolutely right. If Hancock isn't a massive hypocrite, he will also call out Mike Ashley and Joe Lewis at the end of today's briefing for not doing their bit. Then Richard Branson, and every other billionaire who's abused the system to accumulate wealth & are now relying on the govt to protect it.
You do know he didn't single out or target footballers right? He just answered a question specifically about Premier league footballers that was asked by a journalist.Hancock is a cnut. Footballers are easy targets cause they're people everyone knows.
Why? It's their own money end of the day. They can do what they like with it. Alot of them will actually pay all their taxes and stuff and do enough for charity already. It's not their fault the club's gave them mega contracts.They bloody well should donate a chunk of their salaries. They’re on massive salaries and they’re currently doing f**k all.