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Footballers Don’t Know How Much Milk Costs, And Other Shocking Facts

by | 17th, October 2014

The Liverpool players celebrate with the FA Cup, and a bottle of milk each, in the dressing room after their 2-1 win: (l-r) Geoff Strong, Tommy Smith, Wilf Stevenson, Ron Yeats, Chris Lawler, Roger Hunt, Gerry Byrne, Peter Thompson, Tommy Lawrence, Ian Callaghan Date: 01/05/1965


PEOPLE often wheel out the line about footballers being overpaid. Some of them are indeed, paid gigantic sums of money. Many will tell you that it is too much ‘to kick a ball around for 90 minutes’, but of course, those people are gasping simpletons.

Of course, there’s a lot more to being a footballer than turning up on a Saturday afternoon and running around for one-and-a-half hours. Either way, there’s no getting away from the fact that football has made some young men millionaires.

And so, to Robbie Savage, TV and radio’s mystifying mouthpiece chosen by out-of-the-loop executives as ‘One Of The People’. He’s seen as an everyman, when in actual fact, the everyman would liked to kick Robbie Savage up the arse for the rest of eternity.

Savage has pointed out that most footballers have no idea how much it costs fans to go to watch a game or how much a pint of milk costs. You see, milk is the barometer for how much things are. If you don’t know how much you pay for your milk, then you’re some kind of Fancy Dan living in La-La Land.

Savage said: “I understand after reading the BBC’s Price of Football study why there is concern over the rising cost of watching football in this country but, for most Premier League players, it is not something they are ever going to worry about.”

“To be completely honest, during my 20-year playing career, I never once thought about how much it was costing fans to go to games. The truth is that most Premier League players live in a bubble. If you ask most of them what a ticket costs, they would not have a clue.”

“You have to remember that most of them would not know what a pint of milk costs either.”

Now, this is exactly the kind of cobblers that gives credence to the halfwitted no-marks who bleat on about the amount footballer’s are paid.

However, these same people don’t ever look at the broader picture.

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