FOOTIE ISN’T ALL FUN AND GAMES

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:17 06 May 2010

A CAP on the wages of highly-paid footballers is difficult but not necessarily impossible, Commons leader Jack Straw has said. He told MPs he understood the concerns about the very high level of rewards for players a day after the Prime Minister said: It

A CAP on the wages of highly-paid footballers is difficult but not necessarily impossible, Commons leader Jack Straw has said.

He told MPs he understood the concerns about the very high level of rewards for players a day after the Prime Minister said: "It is actually very difficult to find a system that properly controls such things, especially in what is pretty much a global, commercial market."

Mr Straw was responding, in exchanges on coming Parliamentary business, to Labour's Jim Devine (Livingston) who called for fans to be given more of a say in football.

Mr Devine said: "Like many football fans, I am appalled that we are now seeing players earning in a week what an average nurse would earn in five years."

Mr Straw said the issue was currently being looked at by the EU.

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