Old 11-07-2008, 12:08   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a slave!

You do have to feel for Christiano Ronaldo.

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He already earns around £120,000 per week and lives in a £4m mansion.

Bless him. Clearly that's not good enough.

His slave comments are quite offensive and ill-advised though.

I wouldn't call him a slave – 'mercenary cunt' maybe.

I find all this annoying as a Spurs fan, God only know what Man Utd fans make of it? He was fuck-all before going there.

Gratitude eh?
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:13   #2 (permalink)
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He'll go, Fergie will trouser £70 mil and we won't have to look at the whiny, greasy little cunts face any more. I say everyone's a winner.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:14   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, but what if over time your boss turns into a (humourless scottish redfaced pisshead) cunt and there is just no way to get away from him?
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:15   #4 (permalink)
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Footballers are wankers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:29   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, but what if over time your boss turns into a (humourless scottish redfaced pisshead) cunt and there is just no way to get away from him?

Then i'd have to console myself by wanking into a big pile of money in one of the 700 rooms of my stately home for an hour or so each day
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:38   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 13:49   #7 (permalink)
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Prince and George Michael have both described themselves as slaves in the past for similar reasons. Seems like when get reach a certain level of wealth, you lose the ability to stop being a twat.
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Old 11-07-2008, 14:36   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 14:37   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:00   #10 (permalink)
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Hes such an arse, if he thinks hes a slave, I wouldn't mind being one!
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:01   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:18   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with everything said above.

That said, the issue does need resolving one way or the other. Ronaldo is an employee of Manchester United. Employees have rights. He doesn't appear to have the same rights as everyone else (I can quit my job and move to anywhere I please) for a whole host of reasons (the £10m Manchester United paid to buy him from Sporting Lisbon is just one).

A quick example would be a footballer being misled by the agent representing him and signing a five-year contract with club X. No matter how much he's being compensated for playing for them, if he wants to leave, I think he should have the right to do so.
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:19   #13 (permalink)
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Perhaps footballers will all be free agents one day, and can move between clubs as they wish. Good or bad thing for football?
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:49   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:58   #15 (permalink)
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Bollocks to that. This has been discussed for the past thirty years and the discussion has led us to the status quo (Latin for "this balls up").

Anyway, they won't take our advice. Try to interest yourselves in a proper man's sport like ice hockey.
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:58   #16 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 16:59   #17 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 18:56   #18 (permalink)
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The rest of the United squad must think he's a right prick for being so adamant in wanting to go to Real Madrid. It's too in your face and like saying that his current club is just a pit-stop. And the wanker can't even score in a penalty shoot out. Do the Sttttttutter-Step!

And discussing a real man's sport...rugby. Oh wait. All that grabbing under the groin is a bit poofy
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:04   #19 (permalink)
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Employees have rights. He doesn't appear to have the same rights as everyone else (I can quit my job and move to anywhere I please)

That's because you aren't getting paid millions. They pay him to take away those rights.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:39   #20 (permalink)
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How simplistic. There are rights you cannot pay to take away.

International and domestic law > contracts in many cases.
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