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09 March 2008

Southampton F.C. ; Soccer Scumbags or What ?

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From Southampton F.C., here's one of their players, Nathan Dyer. He's paid approximately £5,000 ($10,000) per week by Southampton F.C. for his 'professional services'.



Here's one of his best-buddy, team-mates, Bradley Wright-Phillips. Incidentally, you may be interested to discover that the same Southampton F.C. stick around £8,000 ($16,000) into this young man's mitts each week.



And here's a couple of young working class girls who have to 'slave' for around the UK minimum wage of £5.50 ($11.00) per hour.



So, you should be asking by now, what's the connection?

Well, we'll tell you what - as we do what we always do in sad & sorry cases as sickening as this - we'll name 'em and shame 'em -- without charging our readers so much as a single, solitary sixpence.

Mega-rich footballers laughed and joked as they joined in the looting of handbags belonging to £5.50-an-hour barmaids who had spent the night serving them cocktails.

These sickening images show how £8,000-a-week Bradley Wright-Phillips finds it funny watching his £5,000-a-week Southampton team mate Nathan Dyer and three pals go through the girls' bags.

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Cctv images clearly show them rifling through handbags, coats and purses before exiting through a private back door after enjoying a free night watching R&B superstar Kano.

Their haul included three mobile phones, £145 in cash from three different handbags, student cards and even cigarettes.

It takes a barmaid at the club a week-and-a-half to earn that £145, but that's what Wright-Phillips - son of ex-England star Ian Wright - earns in just 27 MINUTES.

The shameful incident has been reported to Hampshire Police.

Yesterday barmaid Emma Parker, 18, whose phone was stolen, said: "It's pathetic. I work for just over the minimum wage but they earn thousands a week.

"I can't believe they would have the cheek to steal from someone like me. They are arrogant beyond belief to do this. They have obviously done it for kicks because they don't need the money. They have acted in a really callous way.

"They are treated like heroes but this shows they are actually scumbags."

Well, you got that right Emma dear, we could NOT agree with you more.

(Though we'd have said something stronger - such as, lousy lowlife louses.)

Read the rest of this shameful story right here.

Incidentally, we'll be sure to stay on this while we wait to see what Southampton F.C. do about this scandal.

Likewise, any (connected in any way), corporate sponsors inadvertently caught up in all this shit.

We'd suggest you do the same. Moreover, maybe you'll feel it it's a good idea to get on to them personally, as soon as possible.

Quite clearly (and boldly), emblazoned on the backdrop to both of the photos we published at the beginning of this piece - are two extremely well known business-big-boys. (Flybe.com and Carlsberg)

Now ... nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

Understand what we're saying? Know what we mean? Grasped what we're getting at? Cottoned on to our recommendation?

And don't forget the well heeled, head-shebangs at the famous football club's headquarters.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous gordo said...

Your minimum wage is $11 per hour? Over here, we're told that anything over $7 per hour will plunge the country into another Great Depression.

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordo, the minimun wage for UK adults is £5.52 sterling - which is as near as damn it to $11.00. US dollars

See the official government website.

6:09 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

So many of these footballers don't have "anything" except the ability to kick a ball (and themselves) around. 'Cos they help fill footbal stadiums' seats (and sell shirts and shorts) the clubs pay them big money.

The thing is though, that no matter of money can buy (retospectively) some of these no-marks either a decent 'bringing up' or proper sense of values. In other words - a bum is a bum - no matter how much money someone wants to give him.

7:47 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

You're soooo right, Rex.

All the money in the world can't buy anyone a brain, or any morals either.

7:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a couple of thoughts that went through my mind when I heard about this.

Do these guys have any sisters?
Do those girls have any real good male friends?

Like I said, just a couple of thoughts

8:14 pm  
Anonymous peter england said...

Disgusting and unforgivable.

Hardly ever has it been more apt that someone should be given the "boot".

11:38 pm  
Blogger Football Nut said...

Has there been an update to this story or has money spoke again and the club have struck a deal to wash it under the carpet. The problem with these situations is that nothing ever happens about them, the players and club will probably offer the club and girls a settlement which will get taken. So everybody ends up as bad as each other.

5:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were probably stealing for their own club, Southampton FC are about as skint as you can get in terms of football clubs.

4:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up!

UP THE SAINTS!

**** off

3:34 pm  
Anonymous Stevo said...

Soccer players are a mirror of the UK society. The ill-discipline on the soccer field and the feigning of injury is only a metaphor for the UK at large.

What these scumbags did turned out to be Karma for Southampton FC as they got relegated.

I don't understand why these criminals are still allowed to plough their trade. We see this time and time again from professional footballers in the UK. If you applied for a normal job with a criminal record you'd be put to the back of the queue. Sadly, they are not role models anymore. The days of great gentlemen players like Bobby Moore are long gone.

As for the minimum wage, the pound:dollar rate is $8.78 for 5.52 GBP - not $11.

8:53 pm  

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