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We should love Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney more than tax dodger Lewis Hamilton

by | 25th, April 2015

The richest sportsman in the UK is Lewis Hamilton. But he’s not. Because he lives in Monaco…

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Of course it would hard for a Premier League footballer to live oversease as a tax exile, but if Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney dodged tax , what kind of press would he get?

The Rich List also features Rio Ferdinand. He was great player for Manchester United and England. His story is one of rags to riches. But to many Rio Ferdinand is simply a story of sex scandals, a missed drugs test and a man out of touch with the fans. But what about Rio the taxpayer who does so much for charity? He’s not prefect – this is no blinkered tribute to the once great player – this is to wonder why footballers are looked down on, portrayed as vain, flash, selfish, womanising idiots?

Why are footballers ‘role models’, their every indiscretion paraded for our disapproving eyes and condemned from the top down, while Lewis Hamilton or the Olympians who bend the rules and shag around are not?

Double standards all round in the media…

 

 

 



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