What if all footballers were as nice as Lee Cook?

Ollie Irish

7th, August 2007


LeeCook.JPGNew Fulham signing Lee Cook has donated his £250,000 signing-on fee to former club QPR. Boyhood Rangers fan Cook knew QPR were struggling for cash and thought they had been paid under the odds by Fulham for his services. He said: “It goes through your mind the club might go into administration but I heard new investors are coming.”
This is a player making his first move to the top-flight with no guarantee that he won’t be back in the Championship within a year. It would be nice to see some more of the hefty cheques from contract re-negotiations and signing-on fees at Premiership level filtered down the leagues. Is this a matter for each player’s conscience or should our top-flight multi-millionaires be forced by the FA to share a percentage of their signing-on fees with cash-strapped lower league teams?

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  1. ballack's missing hair says:

    he is my new football hero.

  2. Allen says:

    Maybe if the club NEEDED this money, it would be a nice story. But as pointed out, they have new ivestors (ie $$$$$$$$) coming in. Nothing like welfare for rich folk, eh? Come on Cook, use your brain!

  3. jimbob says:

    Disagree strongly Allen.
    QPR are in serious financial trouble and a gesture like this is amazing.

  4. Olivia says:

    What a lovely man