Pay is beyond the pale

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I WAS sitting at home writing a eulogy of Sir Tom for future publication in a regional magazine

I had just completed my latest paragraph with the following: “he captivated fans in the days when players wore baggy shorts and earned £14 a week and to them he was simply a soccer god,” when at that very moment on the radio in the background I heard that a certain Manchester United footballer had just signed a five-and-a-half year contract equating to £300,000 a week.

How obscene.

S L Grimsargh