Help donate two days worth of Gareth Bale’s wages and save Kettering Town

While Gareth Bale was putting pen to paper on a contract that would pay him about £300,000 a week, Kettering Town were wound up at the weekend for failing to pay £50,000 in rent debts.

Gareth Bale is allegedly earning 56p per second. Before you rub your eyes to check, that isn’t a typo, Bale’s contract at Real Madrid will bag him £15.6million a year. Seriously, what is going on with the game we love?! To put it another way, the £58,000 owed by Kettering Town F.C. could be paid by Mr Bale every 28.7 hours — it’s simply obscene. Is it not time to put a stop to this circus that is destroying clubs up and down England every season?


Kettering Town F.C., who were in the Conference Premier just two years ago, have now closed their business. The most important people in football, the fans, have lost a club they love due to serious negligence. The beautiful game, as it was once known, has turned very ugly. When I turned my television on on Sunday evening, I wasn’t informed once about Kettering’s demise. Instead I was greeted with vast sums of money flying across my screen, reporters up and down the country speculating on who would spend the most on Transfer Deadline Day. Is this really what the game has come too?

(via Sam Knowles)

You can help save the 141-year-old club with a donation to this page setup by a determined Supporters Trust.


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Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman

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