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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?


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).