I know nothing about football but what I do know is the massive amounts of money people here in our office pay for replica strips for their kids to wear at matches, and as mentioned the ticket prices for games. Even if this person was paid a fraction of this amount it, in my humble opinion, would still be quite obscene. I do not know the area where this club is but I would imagine there are one or two more deserving case in the locality. If a football club has the resources to offer these salaries, then I think it should be forced to plough some of it into the deserving causes in the surrounding area, such as school sports facilities, open spaces for ordinary people to enjoy etc. or offer half price game tickets for the local people.