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Friday, January 12, 2007

Big Fat Cheque

David Beckham reckons that his £128m move to an LA football team (hilariously called LA Galaxy - they really don’t get it, bless ‘em, do they?) is NOT motivated by money alone.
Probably not: his wife fancies herself as a celebrity, she’s stick thin (de rigeur in that vacuous city) and they’re after a particular standard of living they think they’ll get over there. In short, they like it in Los Angeles, and want to live there. Fair do.

The point, though, is this: so what if his move IS motivated entirely by money? It’s £128 million we’re talking about here, not 50 quid’s worth of luncheon vouchers and a packet of Cadbury’s buttons. Who wouldn’t be tempted?
Or perhaps the bigger question: what is it about the British national psyche that makes us regard the pursuit (and enjoyment) of wealth to be somehow ‘common’ and shameful?

2 comments:

Ron said...

So the real question is when are the rest of the England roster going to make the move to the US?

Jo said...

At a million pounds a week? You're kidding me, aren't you?

EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM, if they can...

(Except perhaps for Peter Crouch. He's far too embarrassing a man to export).