THE VOTE Is it ‘obscene’ that John Terry earns ‘£150,000’ a week?


1st, November 2007


76567450.jpgThe sports minister, Gerry Sutcliffe, has branded John Terry’s salary ‘obscene’. Sutcliffe also attacked Chelski’s general attitude to cash. He said: ‘Good luck to John Terry but I think it is obscene to be on £150,000 a week,’ said Sutcliffe. ‘People in the street cannot understand salaries like that. Chelsea are £250m in the red and they may be able to cope with that but it’s not the real world. £250m in the red is not sustainable.’
Does Sutcliffe have a point? You can’t blame Terry for being paid that much – who ever turned down a better salary for no reason? That’s the way the market is, and I’m pretty sure that A-list Hollywood stars, for example, get more than the vast majority of footballers, and for doing much less work.
For the record, Chelsea are reportedly unhappy with Sutcliffe’s comments (no surprise), partly because JT doesn’t actually earn that much – the real figure is thought to be more like £130,000 a week. Oh, that’s alright then…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The main problem with this lies with the fact that John Terry is a cunt.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the poster ahead. Terry is a cunt and so shouldn’t be earning that much.
    But on the other hand, let’s be realistic. This is an industry that is entirely centered on people. Hence the best people will be given big salaries and salaries will increase. That *is* how the world works.
    For clubs which are public companies, they’ve got to work in the shareholders interested (by law). That usually means earning the most money they can. Hence they will charge the most they can whilst still getting a sell out. That is the way it is when clubs are companies. If you want this to change, you’d need big changes to take capitalism out of football. But FIFA earns lots of money, so why would it do it?!
    On the other hand, I fail really to see why Terry should earn so much at Chelsea, as he wouldn’t earn it anywhere else so he won’t leave to get it elsewhere.

  3. mike says:

    Yes that *is* how the world works – and also it’s how it *should* work. Terry may be a cunt – but it’s nobody else’s business how much Chelsea want to pay him. Only socialist retards see it any other way.

  4. Adam says:

    If I were making that much, I too would be laughing like JT is in that picture.

  5. dennis says:

    no footballer should be paid more than 2k a week max,with a healthy win bonus of say 1k,they are a bunch of pampered underworked grossly overpaid tossers,that are bankrupting the game…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Some American athletes earn $500,000 or 250,000 quid a week, so I don’t see what the big deal is

  7. Anonymous says:

    Some American athletes earn $500,000 or 250,000 quid a week, so I don’t see what the big deal is

  8. Arron says:

    He is a class player and the England captain…
    And you can even get to meet him if you create your king of players at
    Design your King of Players and Win John Terry as your captain for the day!!
    It is the classic pub debate……what would the ultimate football player look like? Instead of leaving this as an unfinished debate, King of Shaves – sponsor of England and Chelsea captain John Terry – is asking football players everywhere to come up with the answer at where one lucky team will win John Terry as their “captain” for a day!
    King of Shaves has chosen a shortlist of some of the best players in the World – both past and present – who excel in various aspects of the game. Best right foot: Beckham or Bobby Charlton? Most dazzling skills: Maradona or Ronaldinho? Sheer commitment: Terry Butcher or Tony Adams? At , players can put together their King of Players, with anyone whose selection matches John Terry’s having a chance to win a visit and training session from the man himself.
    England and Chelsea captain John Terry said: “It’s great to be involved in another King of Shaves project which will give me the chance to offer some guidance and insight to the winning team as well as settle once and for all who is the perfect player! I’ve also provided lots of training tips for the website to hopefully help clubs get a head start this season and I’ll be providing more advice throughout the season.”
    Will King, Founder of King of Shaves said: “We are giving football teams the chance to receive advice from football’s best through John Terry. Now hundreds of grass roots players will be benefiting from King of Shaves sponsorship next season and thousands will get free King of Shaves and Fish products. On top of this, it is fantastic to be offering the winning team access to the England and Chelsea Captain which is something they will never forget.”
    As well as the training session with John Terry, the winning team will also receive a year’s supply of top King of Shaves and Fish product in addition to new kit from leading football brand UMBRO. Weekly prizes for the best football videos uploaded to the website will be offered throughout the season as well as more tips and advice from John Terry.
    To be in with a chance of winning, visit

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