Inquiry Into the Morality of Soccer

We haven’t given much thought to the inherent morality of spending money lately—we’re too busy being broke—but, apparently, European soccer chief Michel Platini has. Speaking to the EU Parliament in Brussels last week, Platini questioned the righteousness of Manchester City when it offered some 100 million euros for Kaka.

“Is it morally acceptable to offer such sums of money for a single player?” Platini asked.

The question got us thinking. What’s a moral amount of euros to pay for a player as gifted and well-named as Kaka? Is it 30 million? 40 million? How about the 50 million that Platini’s old club Juventus paid for the equally well-named Buffon? Read the rest at ESPN.

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