Football has developed its own economy, with its own inflation rate. While the real world is looking down the back of the sofa, football burns money for a laugh – literally in the cases of some especially offensive players. A socialist sport has become an orgy of unashamed, self-congratulatory avarice.
I do agree that football is socialist. In one sense at least – the competition means that all the revenues and more flow through to the workers. With rare exceptions owning a club is the way to consume, not make, capital.
But assume you are a socialist and think that the workers getting the cash is a good thing. What’s wrong with them getting more?