A survey in 2009 found that the top three careers for five to 11 year olds was sports star, pop star then actor. This is unfortunate for society at the best of times (25 years back kids aspired to be doctors and teachers) but especially so in a week that saw more shame smeared over these would-be heroes.
Carlos Tevez refused to play for a team that pays him £250,000 a week; Rio Ferdinand lost his legal case against the Mirror and was revealed as a liar and an unsuitable England Captain (John Terry's clearly the man for the armband); Titus Bramble was suspended from Sunderland over allegations of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug. One thing's for sure, the underrepresentation of English players on the pitch doesn't prevent them achieving the most disgrace in their spare time.
It has been said that these millionaire miscreants bear some of the responsibility for the recent riots, because they earn far too much for doing very little and use all their spare time and vastRead More »from Why are footballers still treated as role models?