Footballers are tight

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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby claretandblue82 on Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:43 am

You don't really know who gives what do you. Just because it's not in the papers doesn't mean they are not giving their money out. Yes some players are tight and others will give without wanting a ounce of recognition for it just like.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby djbubbles on Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:04 pm

Estuary wrote:Unless you look to people like Drogba who gave all of his £3m fee from Pepsi to build a hospital in his home town which is on public record, he also gave his first ever football club £600k from signing on fees to maintain it.

Nearer to home our own Craig Bellamy donated £1.4m to build a non profit football academy in Sierra Leone.

I could go on but I think I have made my point and ****ed yours.


Well done for finding 2 footballers that are decent out of the milions that play. Drogba was on at least 200k a week, Every week for 10 years. Im sure you could find a few more if you wanted, but in general most footballers, clubs are tight
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Hammer1972 on Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 pm

djbubbles, would you be happy to post on here what you earn, what percentage of that you give to charity and let us make a judgement on you?
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby S-H on Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Djbubbles what point are you trying to make? Footballers are human, like you and me, some are generous and give to charity some don't, just like two guys on minimum wage one might give the other might not, does that make him tight?

Has nothing to do with being a footballer/millionaire, it just comes down to what sort of person you are, even then it's unfair to judge how another person chooses to spend their money.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby vietnammer on Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm

Didn't Ronaldo make a generous donation to the Spanish taxman a while back?
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Francoisvander or else on Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:36 pm

Plenty of studies on the subject showing the poorest give the most as a proportion of their income to charity, which isn't much os a suprise.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Patito wrote:You also have players like our own Snoddy and Noble who give up a huge amount of their time (as well as money).


Exactly. The problem is for many it's all about the money and only about the money.

Philamprothy can mean more than just money. In fact, I would say that time is the greatest gift you can give.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Longaz on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm

A friend who used to be close to Jermaine Defoe always used to complain that when they went out he’d always be the one with the least money in he’s pocket and would make sure all bills would be split equally at best lol. These were all childhood friends that grew up together too.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby fjthegrey on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:16 pm

RichieRiv wrote:Philamprothy can mean more than just money. In fact, I would say that time is the greatest gift you can give.

Think it depends what your time is worth. The Effective Altruism movement suggests that those with a high earning capacity are much more useful to good causes when they're working and donating, as opposed to volunteering.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Hammersfaniow on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:36 pm

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

Would they get grief if they give nothing ? Probably. Now they get grief for not giving enough. Yes they earn far more than your average joe, but that shouldn’t mean they have to donate a minimum amount. Or if they donate 10k to one charity, why can’t they do it for another one, or two, or three.

Whatever someone gives it should be appreciated for what it is, a gift.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby S-H on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:41 pm

Hammersfaniow wrote:Damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

Would they get grief if they give nothing ? Probably. Now they get grief for not giving enough. Yes they earn far more than your average joe, but that shouldn’t mean they have to donate a minimum amount. Or if they donate 10k to one charity, why can’t they do it for another one, or two, or three.

Whatever someone gives it should be appreciated for what it is, a gift.


Completely agree.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Patito on Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:20 pm

vietnammer wrote:Didn't Ronaldo make a generous donation to the Spanish taxman a while back?



Yes but to be fair to him, he gives more money than any other sportsperson on the planet. He auctioned off one of his Ballon d'Or trophies for £600k and gave that to Make a Wish Foundation.

He funded the construction of a children's hospital in Chile.

He's made plenty of generous donations to Save the Children for food, clothing and medical care for kids in Syria.

He was reported as having donated £5 million to help the aid effort in Nepal following the devastating earthquake that hit the region.

He came to the aid of a 10-month-old baby in 2014, paying for a brain operation to prevent the child from having up to 30 seizures a day.

He donated $165,000 to fund a cancer centre in Portugal that treated his mother and also paid for the treatment of a 9 year old boy.

In 2004, he flew to the aid of Indonesian tsunami victims after he saw footage of a young man wearing a Portugal shirt with his name on the back.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby DasNutNock on Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:40 pm

He also doesn't have tattoos, so he can donate blood.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby mushy on Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:59 pm

Patito wrote:

Yes but to be fair to him, he gives more money than any other sportsperson on the planet.
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That could only ever be true if we knew what everyone else gave, some chose not to publicise it of course.
Am not digging him out by the way, each to their own and am sure he is a very generous person. (shame though that he feels its unnecessary to pay his taxes).
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Patito on Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:10 pm

mushy wrote:That could only ever be true if we knew what everyone else gave, some chose not to publicise it of course.
Am not digging him out by the way, each to their own and am sure he is a very generous person. (shame though that he feels its unnecessary to pay his taxes).



I don't think he did it intentionally it follows the removal of a tax exemption in 2010 which caught a lot of footballers in Spain out - Messi, Xabi Alonso etc.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Smonnie on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:33 pm

James P wrote:
How often do you donate £50 to charity?


£20 per month from my salary, which work matches.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby 3 Hopes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:01 pm

We don't know how much players like Mbappe have donated to other causes or what their personal situation is. To label him (and all of his colleagues!) tight because he has given a gift of only 30k to one specific cause is outrageous.

Footballers are a group of humans and their job is to play football. The only shared characteristics they will all have in common is above average athleticism and ability to play football.
There will be a full range of 'tightness' across the profession, so no amounts of random anecdotes will prove any point.
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Re: Footballers are tight

Postby Westcliffspur on Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:37 pm

Not a player but manager Arsene Wenger paid for Gazza to go into rehab several times. Wenger had no connection with Gaza but on one occasion alone stumped up 40k. I was told this by a former Spurs player who I trust.
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