Monday, September 05, 2011
Another Fine Jolly
So the AC Milan old farts beat the Indonesian old farts 5-1 yesterday at the Bung Karno in a game that raised an astonishingly feeble 60,000 USD for charity. That works out about 1 USD per person went to charity. When you consider these were the ticket prices then you don't need to be a genius to work out that most of the money raised was never intended to go to any charity.
The promoters would take their cut of course and while the AC Milan old farts were desperate for fans to contribute to charity you can be sure they themselves contributed very little, if anything. Someone had to pay for their travel and accommodation in Bali and Jakarta, they sure as hell weren't doing this for charity.
Coming soon...a rant about football and charity!