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'Fair comment for the British footballer', 1953

Policy for the reorganisation of "the "football industry"" by Clifford Steer. Steer argues that "the player is only a stooge for his employers", who receives a tiny proportion of the money made out of him by his owners. Suggested remedies include the abolition of the sale and purchase of footballers, the 22 players to receive a minimum of half the gate, players to spend a maximum of three years at any one club, and teams to be administered by supporters' groups. The idea of "equal pay for equal work" is also suggested.

Included in a file on 'Entertainment Industry: football, 1955-1956', from the archives of the Trades Union Congress; document reference: MSS.292/674.33/3

Fair comment for the British footballer, 1953

Fair comment for the British footballer, 1953