England love rats 'cost FA millions'
Saturday 14 August 2010
Some England footie players' apparent penchant for cheating on their WAGs has reportedly cost the FA a fair amount.
According to the Daily Star, part of the reason potential sponsors are put off advertising with the national side is because of the scandal generated by certain team members' bed-hopping antics.
Last night, NatWest bank allegedly dropped out of sponsoring England because of love cheats John Terry, Ashley Cole and most recently, Peter Crouch.
The FA are still looking for a replacement for Nationwide after they turned down the building society's £20 million four-year deal, in the hope that a better offer would come along after the World Cup.
But we all know what happened in that World Cup, and the cost of sponsoring the team is said to be "dropping like a stone".
Speaking about the team's advertising issues, Synergy Sponsorship's Tim Crow said: "I think there are a number of factors in this and the players' antics off the pitch are a huge factor.
"They haven't necessarily put the team into disrepute but have tarnished themselves as players.
"As well as poor performances on the pitch, you also have Fabio Capello as the manager.
"The team will find someone but the price is dropping like a stone."
A spokesman for the FA said reports on potential sponsors were "pure speculation", adding: "It's not helpful to the talks to talk publicly about negotiations."
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Posted by emerald
RE: England love rats 'cost FA millions'
No! But let's be honest a major factor is going to be England's failure to win anything lol!! They play like individuals and not like a team, other countries with far less well paid footballers have the talent and the will to win for their country - England players think it's their right to be on the team and their ego's clash meaning they all want to be the one scoring and often screw up other players chances lol!! Start paying them by their success's only and a basic pay, not millions with players partying , screwing around and getting headlines that make them all look like sex obsessed cheats more interested in partying than playing the game of FOOTBALL lol!!!
Posted 14/08/2010 02:43:03