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Should footballers earn | more than nurses?

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No - they don't play the vital role that nurses do in improving lives.

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Yes - it's all part of supply and demand. We can't ignore the sport's popularity.

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Maybe not - but their community work and high taxes mean their contribution goes beyond the pitch.

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It's tricky - perhaps we should focus on reducing the gender pay gap first.

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  • beth2008
    nurses work tirelessly to keep people alive
    9 Jan 2020
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  • ligma
    rooney is better than susan donwn the gp goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
    25 Nov 2019
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  • duh?!
    this question is not only complex but misleading, there are a great deal more nurses than FBs, people choose to spend their money on FBs...
    9 Sep 2019
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  • alexk
    Nurses work tirelessly to support and treat patients, working long hours and having to work through holidays, they deserve better pay.
    28 Oct 2018
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  • jdodger29
    The practice of free enterprise allows any safe business as it benefits everyone through taxation. The NHS should be better funded.
    18 Sep 2018
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  • marcobhakar
    *paid
    17 Sep 2018
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  • marcobhakar
    Nurses should be payed more than more than footballers as vitally they actually make a differences in contrast to entertainment and fame.
    17 Sep 2018
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  • toryboi101
    Nurses pay is limited as its paid through hard working tax payers. Footbal players are in a private market where they return a profit.
    17 Sep 2018
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  • ryanfranktinez
    Nurses shouldnt get paid more than footballers as footballers are part of a business that creates a lot of revenue and are paid through it.
    17 Sep 2018
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  • corey smith
    Although it is undoubted that nurses are more 'useful', the pay of private individuals shouldn't be regulated in such a way.
    16 Sep 2018
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  • joe1
    I think nurses should be paid more however this is not how the free market works. Maybe government intervention is needed to sort this out.
    16 Sep 2018
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  • 17gc3966
    Nurses are far more vital than footballers, but who has the right to choose who gets paid what, people are paid due to supply and demand.
    14 Sep 2018
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  • blueraven
    Nurses are out saving life and caring for those who can’t care for themselves why should someone who kicks a ball around earn more money!!
    7 Mar 2018
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  • charlotte
    A fraction of the money footballers are paid could be given to the NHS and pay healthcare workers a higher salary
    20 Feb 2018
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  • charlotte
    Footballers provide us with awarness for many charities yet they do not save lives. The amount of money footballers are paid is ridicilous
    20 Feb 2018
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  • luna_lovegood
    Nurses save peoples lives and are needed in this world. If we didn't have football then we could survive. Nurses should be paid more.
    8 Feb 2018
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  • sparky
    No other sport in the wprld can reach such a global audience and connect with them. Footballe influence society.Thats why they are paid high
    12 Dec 2017
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  • sparky
    Football can and will help to change that. The presesnt. Football is working towards helping society into equal sexual and sex rights.
    12 Dec 2017
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  • sparky
    Look at the future, the 2022 world cup will be held in Quatar. One of the 5 countries in the world to have the death penalty for gays.
    12 Dec 2017
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  • sparky
    At the christmas fpotball match in 1914. Thousands of men put down their guns and played football. Men who where scared where brought hope.
    12 Dec 2017
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  • sparky
    I accept that footballers are overpayed. You have to understand though, football can and does change the world. Look at the past first look
    12 Dec 2017
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  • dominic
    First of all you can get men nurses so that is wrong but I think that nurses (men&a women) should get more money as they help people.
    9 Dec 2017
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  • megs
    Watch Emma Watson's 13 minute speech about gender equality. You will learn a valuable lesson from it. Xx
    5 Nov 2017
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  • megs
    Women and men should be treated equally, so when they are, nurses will be payed more than men. It will be more fair. Xx
    5 Nov 2017
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  • unicorngal
    It would be difficult to completely change the system but would be better if women were paid fairly as a starting point...
    3 Nov 2017
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  • whoisthat
    Footballers get paid more than other sports. now the system is set up that way I don't know how you'd stop paying them $$$.
    2 Nov 2017
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  • 060905
    Fair is the last word I word I would use to describe the world we live in. True, it is fair for some of us, but not everyone.
    22 Oct 2017
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  • 060905
    Nurses save lives and put a smile on people's faces every single day but still, get paid hardly anything compared to footballers.
    22 Oct 2017
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  • 060905
    Lets start with footballers. They play for a team and get their faces plastered on posters for billions. Yet, nurses get zero recognition.
    22 Oct 2017
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