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.


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.

Thomas Thomas is Sub-Editor for The Rochdale Herald. Thomas is proud to support such causes as "Cornwall for Jam First" and "Drop Scones Not Bombs". His personal motto is "Fuck it, why not?"