Posted by sean on July 17, 2005 at 2:07 pm in Football with No Comments

I hear now that nobody has won the Euromillions lottery for a few weeks and after multiple rollovers the jackpot now looks to be a massive £66,000,000, you simply cannot imagine winning that amount.

If you won this amount and decided you wished to invest it in a high interest account, after taxes you would receive approximately £63,500 every week if you chose to put it all away.

So, if you were lucky enough to be the sole lottery winner and win one of the largest prizes ever to be given out in Europe, you would still be receiving less per week than Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand is commanding on his new contract.

The greedy bugger is demanding £120,000 on his new contract and if not offered looks to go elsewhere to some other club stupid enough to meet his gluttonous wages.

It’s a sad fact but money is killing football. Most of the fans spend their hard earned money on these players who earn more in a week than they do across 10 whole years.

To stop it getting truly out of hand and killing off the beautiful game, Fifa must take a leaf from out of The National Hockey League’s book and cap all players wages, I suggest £50k a week, which is still more than enough for anybody but not a ridiculous and sickening amount.

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