Originally Posted by FileNotFound
If womens teams in a sport are less popular thats just reality - they can be paid accordingly - its not unfair, it's actually very fair.
100% it is, but the stupid ones calling for equal pay can't understand simple economics.
Messi helps Adidas, Pepsi, Sony etc sell millions upon millions of pounds of products every single week/month/year.
Thats why he gets what he gets. Thats why not every single footballer in the world earns the same money. Because some are more lucrative to companies than others.
And unfortunately for certain women sports stars at present, the same applies. Its nothing to do with their gender. Its to do with how much stuff they can help sell.
The Williams sisters were never short of advertising deals. They earned more than many male tennis stars. But they were marketable.