Tuesday, 17 December 2013

"Football transfers are wrong" says some guy

The BBC have a story about the transfer system changing on their front page, and that's how I know it's important.

As we all know, this is what the transfer market looks like.  Not this

But these clubs have only a short while before the whole thing comes crashing down like a ton of bricks, or Richard Hammond after the top gear xmas party.  Philippe Piat told the BBC:
World players' union Fifpro claims the existing transfer system contravenes law and infringes footballers' rights.
"Footballers are workers, and only when they enjoy the rights enjoyed by all will Fifpro be satisfied,"
I also have no idea what Fifpro does, and like you I assumed it was another of those god awful youtube bellends who play fifa and shout at the screen, but apparently it's a big deal.  These new rules he wants to impose would allow players to hand in their notice like normal humans and then move to other clubs for no transfer fees.

This is apparently the way legally the transfer market should operate and since the only other industries I can think of where actual people are sold for money are the slave trade and prostitute trafficking, perhaps they have a point.