will be interested to see if the other clubs or media call this out.Yeah look it man
I care about soccer for about 20 hours a year when either Ireland are playing and I don't have to adjust my life to watch it beyond changing channel or if I'm with my soccer mates for fun maybe twice a year.
But I know who ronaldo is, I know who messi is and if I strain I'll remember the other balon do'r guy. Those two though, they get people who don't care about soccer watching soccer, and that is big money bags.
part of that agreement was that he had to ride the Tour of Ireland, and the whole thing led to his eventual downfall.for reasons no one has yet had the guts to explain tonight, Cristiano Ronaldo will get to wear his prefered #7 jersey for Man Utd this season this is despite Edison Cavani having already worn the #7 (inc against Wolves last Sunday).
once a number is designated to a player then it is for the entire season however this doesn't apply to CR7.
has 'special dispensation' ever been given to any other player?
this is giving Ronaldo and Utd more income as #7 is a key part of his 'brand'.
something similar happened with cyclist Lance Armstrong in 2009 when he came out of retirement.
Lance had not been part of the out of competition testing programme for the required period (6 months I think) and wanted ride The Tour Down Under in South Australia where he had a large appearance fee waiting for him.
Pat McQuaid's UCI gave Lance 'special dispensation' to return a couple weeks early and collect his $1 million US fee for riding the TDU. it turned out this was a 3 million over 3 years deal (plus expenses) of public money for riding a week long race owned by the South Australia government.
inside story of how well respected UCI anti doping boss Ann Gripper (an Aussie) was overuled:
It has emerged that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority opposed Lance Armstrong's comeback at Tour Down Under in 2009 when standard protocols were waived for the seven-time Tour de France winner.www.smh.com.au
there were no caveats or clauses in the deal and Lance never had to pay the money back.
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