Why football fans should lobby their clubs on the living wage
When Citizens UK, a charity which organises communities to act for social justice, released their latest report on the lack of Living Wage implementation in the Premier League, they quoted an anonymous cleaner who carries out work at Old Trafford and earns £7.80 an hour.
Alexis Sanchez, signed in January last year and currently negotiating a loan away from the club, is reported to earn £25million a year, which works out at £2,384 an hour, every hour. In fairness to Sanchez, he does lead the cleaner 1-0 on league goals scored since the beginning of last season. But they are level on minutes played in 2019-20.