It also makes it even more illogical to pay them huge wages in the first place, that the rest of us have to subsidise. I see Brad Friedel is one step ahead – he hasn’t even waited until he’s retired. Maybe I should have titled this “Spurs Player In ‘I’m Thick’ Shocker!”
Still, the bookies are probably doing well out of a lot of them, aren’t they? With their offshore registered businesses and their primetime TV adverts. “BET NOW! BET NOW! YOU’RE CERTAIN TO WIN! EVERYONE DOES! GO ON, OF COURSE YOU CAN AFFORD IT, DO IT NOW!”
I digress. I recently read a similar statistic about former pro-American footballers going bankrupt as soon as their playing careers finish, and I thought, Tch, how thick must they be? At least we’re not that bad! Turns out as a nation we are equally thick. How depressing.
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