Michael Owen defends footballers over huge wages

Manchester United striker sticks up for his fellow professionals over their salaries via Twitter

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Big earners: Wayne Rooney & Michael Owen, who Tweeted his views on Monday Michael Owen / Twitter

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Michael Owen has defended the amount of money that footballers earn, claiming that they are deserving of their “share” for the part they play in a lucrative industry.

The Manchester United striker was brought on to the subject during a question and answer session with his followers on Twitter and insisted he was simply sticking up for his fellow professionals as he feels they can be “easy targets”.

“Not denying footballers get paid a lot of money,” he wrote on Monday night. “They do however earn their employers huge amounts. If that’s the case then surely they deserve their share?

“Nobody seems to mention singers, actors, golfers, F1 drivers etc that earn far more than footballers yet we take all the abuse.

“Footballers are entertainers, they draw in huge crowds just like those mentioned. Very unfair to then compare our wages to nurses etc.

“Of course they are superstars and I think everyone agrees they should earn more but how can you blame footballers for that?

“Most players give generously to loads of different charities etc. There are plenty of decent people that play football. Far too easy to just generalise.

“I may be wrong but I do think footballers can be easy targets so just wanted to stick up for the majority of good guys that play the game. Over and out my friends!”

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