There has been a bit of fuss recently about footballers moving the products of sponsors out of frame when they are giving interviews.

As my knowledge of football is virtually non existent you may not be too surprised to find this is going to be one of my shorter posts.

I have just started and am now on the point of summing up, so here we go!

If I’m not much mistaken footballers are paid vast sums of money which enables them to buy very classy motorcars and have them made to their specification and generally blinged up to the point where they have removed any aspect of class from the vehicle and this for kicking a ball around a football pitch.

Now the money to pay these young men has to come from somewhere and one of these places is from sponsors who place their logo on the players shirts etc and place products in front of the players when giving interviews.

For some reason some of these players have taken offence at certain of these products and removed them from the view of the cameras although Lord only knows why and it seems this may not have been the brightest thing to do.

I believe millions was lost from the share price of one of the fizzy drink companies after one of the players removed it from sight, which proves the players may have great skills in placing the football in the right place in front of the goal but lack the necessary intelligence to appreciate the placing of the sponsors product is what pays their wages.

Euro 2020: Footballers told to stop moving sponsors' drinks at news  conferences | World News | Sky News


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I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. Serves them bloody well right.

  2. I dare say your knowledge of football is better than mine Joe!

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