Look on the bright side, football salaries are nothing compared to Basketball and Baseball here in North America.
Also, football gives hope to many of those starving children as it is the most popular game in the world. Football is also responsible for charity matches where the money raised goes to an need source (i.e. Bosnia, Earthquake striken countries such as Turkey)
"Zion_Lies" - what an interesting (and provocative)user name!
I completely agree: football salaries are obscenely high when there are increasing numbers of starving people in the world. It does not make me feel better if salaries are even higher for American sports stars. Nor does it make me feel better that one kid in a million can come to Europe to play football - it is a false hope, and no hope at all to women and girls, who are half the world.