A sign of our times

A group of footballers, some of whom earn circa £30,000 per week, disembark from an aircraft.

One of a group comprising 7 fallen soldiers, who earned between £15,000 and £30,000 per year (not a week) disembark from an aircraft.

Compare and contrast?


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9 Responses

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Quite so.

  2. john in cheshire says:

    Oh, and what did Rudyard Kipling say about the English Tommy?

  3. BJ says:

    A tad generous as regards football salaries – the two celebs in the foreground of the picture earn 6x as much David.

    But I wholly agree with your thoughts.

  4. graham wood says:

    It shows the inversion, or perhaps the perversion, of our national priorities.

  5. james Higham says:

    In a nutshell, WfromW.

  6. Robin says:

    I`m sorry but why pick on footballers ?
    Go to any airport and there will be highly paid businessmen , other sportsmen , politicians, people of inheritance , bankers , writers etc disembarking from a plane .
    Should their earnings be capped or redistibuted ?,

    • DP111 says:

      You are right.Its not a fair world and never has been.

      What is there to be done?

      1. Give honour and thanks to the relatives of the deceased soldier. The immediate family to have access to free education.

      2. A wounded soldier should get free access to any education he/she desires plus care.

    • david says:

      The footballers were used purely as an example. But why should our aarmed forces not be paid a reasonable salary, they after all are putting their lives on the line – unlike politicians, businessmen, etc.

      Perhaps if we did not send so much on foreign aid and other useless matters politicians for a start)………

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