I have my sciatic nerve pinched and once a week now and every two days previously I have a physiotherapist’s treatment. My physiotherapist is a very professional one, she works for the Barça women’s team and I thought she could have a clear opinion on how business is affecting sport. On Tuesday I had my weekly session and I took advantatge of the situation to ask her opinion on sports being a bussiness or not.
I thought that she would be very clear and straight to begin with, but she wasn’t. She just said sports shouldn’t be a business but unfortunalely are as it happens to be in all other sides of life or economics . It shouldn’t be, she said, because some of the players are the models to follow by youngsters but taking into account that people like Messi started with nothing playing barefoot in Argentina, just being specially gifted for football, nowadays he deserves whatever he has got and to live life to the full.
I was confused by her answer and I thought that she had lost the sense of proportion and had a double standard because I mentioned that it was not fair that football players like Messi as they came from very poor background should be very careful with their earnings and not turn a blind eye or have a double standard in appearing on media advertising such and such comercial product because sports shouldn’t be a bussiness.