woodford wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Another issue is the bling bling fixation of the young players. I hate it, saying i dislike it is an understatement. Hating it is about right. They have no clue about the vulgarity of it, and seem too thick to grasp how they look . This may seem trivial but it goes some way to adding to the complete disconnect there is between the game and the people that made it what it is in the first place. I love seeing anyone, from any background at the top of what they do. This lot are lording it and acting up and IMHO rarely deliver what their egos promise.
very harsh that IMHO
Footballers are no different to other successful, well paid youngsters in other areas. Musicians, film stars, other sports stars, social media celebrities. That is just modern society for you. The rise of social media now provides a platform for rich, young people to display their wealth, and the 'bling' culture is just a modern-day fashion
personally don't find it any more vulgar than rich city boys living it up wolf of wall street style spending 5k on bottles of wine and stacks on coke and strippers.
As long as the players train hard and give their all on the pitch then what they do off the pitch is no-skin off my nose, same as footballers gallivanting around Stringfellows in the 80s
i am sure if i was 20 and earning loads of dough i would look like a bit of helmet to the outside world, and i am sure if footballers from the 60s were alive today they would do the same
Are footballers paid too much? For sure, but that isn't their fault, and at the end of the day, without footballers there would be no football, and football provides entertainment to billions around the world. Plenty of other people in other industries also paid far too much relative to what they actually provide society