Football Fans Are Outraged at ‘Obscene’ £5M Whip-Round For Richard Scudamore

Football Fans Are Outraged at ‘Obscene’ £5M Whip-Round For Richard Scudamore

Richard Scudamore is set to step down as the Executive Chairman of the Premier League, and there’s plans to give him an eye-watering ‘golden goodbye’, much to the annoyance of ordinary football fans across the country.

The 59-year-old is set to step-down from his role next month, and will be replaced by Susanna Dinnage, and after 19 years of service, it’s been reported that each Premier League club has been asked to chip-in for a leaving present of sorts.

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Now, there’s no doubting Scudamore has made some of England’s biggest clubs a shed-load of money over the years by helping to negotiate mammoth TV contracts, but the figure each club has been tapped for is reportedly £250,000 – EACH.

Timed by 20, that comes to a cool £5 million, for a man that has reportedly been earning £2.5 million per season.

According to the BBC, the idea was put forth by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, but it’s fair to say the regular week-to-week paying punter is far from impressed:

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