Quite incredibly, all twenty Premier League clubs have now been asked to stump up a £250,000 contribution in order to present departing executive chairman Richard Scudamore with a £5 million farewell gift.
Mike Ashley may be tight, but this is one of the most grotesque and barmy things I’ve seen all season, and perhaps sums up what’s wrong with football in this day and age.
Why does a bloke – who’s already been earning millions per year – require a FIVE million pound ‘farewell gift’? Why not donate it to local Foodbanks? Or, even use it to reduce the cost of overly expensive ticket prices across top flight grounds?
All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked to contribute £250,000 so that Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 13, 2018
The Chronicle have since confirmed that the club ‘hold reservations’ about agreeing to this – and I can’t say I’m surprised. This is probably Rafa’s entire January budget!
In all seriousness though, we’re in an era where it’s more expensive than ever for your every day working class man or woman to support their beloved team on a weekend, so it would be a total disgrace to give this much money to a man who had been earning an alleged £2.5m a year. I’m pretty sure he’s ok for cash, with him being thanked enough for his services already with whopping pay cheques each year.
For once, I hope Ashley doesn’t open up his wallet and agree to pay this.