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    • This week Manchester city took season ticket direct debits from fans. Threatened to throw people off tickets schemes if they wanted their ticket money back from the Madrid game which will never happen. I think this is far more an issue than how the club pay the wages.  The staff are being paid though, 100%. Just because some of that money comes from the government in a publicised grant, how is that any worry? Would you be worried if it was a grant for ploying people in deprived areas? I'm sure we'll have taken them before. Everyone is keeping their job and they'll have all their wages. Every year the club do their accounts , they probably juggle enough money around with smart accounting to avoid tax that covers the wages of many at the club. Yet nobody is arsed about that. As soon as they take a grant, they're up in arms. But it's exactly the same thing. They take sponsorship money from companies like standard chartered and AXA, who I'm sure have times where they're less than ethical ways they make their money. You think this doesn't fund wages? And nobody complains.    The issue here for me isn't if LFC should or shouldn't do this. As someone else pointed out in the thread, it seems really bad PR to have done this. The issue for me is why we're expecting premier league clubs in general to act differently than any other business up and down the country and why the media is focussed on this and not government failure or other companies who are furloughing and not making up the difference. Many of these businesses will have people earning millions and continuing to earn that whole low paid staff are getting just the goverment grant at 80%. We expect our football clubs to pay tax. We expect the players to pay their income tax and the club make their employers contributions to go with it. Why would you not expect them to apply for a grant when it's made available, yet everyone doesn't give a fuck where a penny of the income comes from? For fucks sake we've been funded for 25 years by Rupert fucking Murdoch, nobody seemed arsed about paying staff wages with his coin and the only reason we're not taking it now is he sold up to Comcast!    Worry why the media wants you focussed on LFC and not this goverment.
    • One of the replies on Stan Collymore's tweet is from a journalist who said he has spoken to SOS.   Says they are refusing to criticise club and see it as positive that staff are being paid. Pete Hooton says not discussed as committee yet.
    • Wasn't his knighthood awarded for his service to the justice system. He's done a lot of good work by all accounts. 
    • Exactly. 
        I think that Tory liverpool fans thread has more members than we thought (and I don’t include Rico in that because I know he will be repulsed as well)     
    • Someone has pointed out that she made a vile (now deleted) Islamophobic tweet and she's now claiming that it was a "lefty" setting up a fake account claiming to be her, even though it had a blue tick and there were still loads of viewable, historic replies to the deleted tweet which seem to indicate that the original tweet was from her account.    But, I'm not surprised that someone is sticking up for her. Peas from a pod, and all that.