Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Players suffered maximum wage

WHAT your correspondents (Write Back, February 20), who hark back to the good old days of football, forget, is that Sir Tom Finney and other legends like him were effectively enslaved and, due to a long-since abolished maximum wage, paid a pittance of their real value.

Had Finney, Matthews or Wright been offered the equivalent of £300,000 per week, I'm sure they would have happily accepted it. Sadly, for them, they were destined to remain in servitude to the cabal of greedy football club owners.


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