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Gareth Bale and the obscenity of a £350,000-a-week tax bill

by | 15th, October 2016

Is Gareth Bale obscene? The only comment beneath the Times’s article on the likeable Wales and Real Madrid player says he is. The story is that “Bale expects Real to match Ronaldo’s £750k a week.” The comment says: “Obscene amounts milked from the fans disgusting!”

There is is again, that footballer’s salary being delivered in terms of money-per-week. It’s a huge number when delivered in terms of yearly wage: £39m. But it’s too big for all but a very few of us to relate to. Break the cash into weekly instalments and readers can easily compare it to their own yearly wage.

How dare Bale the player who quickens the pulse and gives us “I was there’ moments earn vast sums of money for kicking a ball. How dare a man

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