The Professional Footballers Association have warned that a 30% cut in their members’ wages would damage the NHS as it would reduce the amount of tax revenue the national purse received.

Seriously.

They actually said this.

The average wage of a Premier League football player in the UK is £85,000 per week.

The average salary for a registered nurse in the UK is £23,000 per year.

The PFA’s members could take a 30% pay cut, reducing their £85k to £56k a week, pay tax on their reduced income, personally donate the shortfall to the NHS and still earn several times more in a year than any nurses could possibly earn in their entire working life.

Think about that next time your clapping the NHS on your doorstep.