A professional football player it's paid probably 20 times more than a fireman, a police officer, a teacher etc. Even the mediocre football players are paid usually 3 to 6 million Euros and sometimes even more. A fireman is at risk of dying while he is trying to save someone's life and house, while a professional footballer has almost no risk than injuries that never end with more than broken bones. And in all popular sports are the same circumstances. I think that these ridiculously high paychecks are even bad for the sport. Now they play for the money not for their passion. And let's not forget the part where a football player it's probably making more money than the entire police officers of a medium city. And the same thing goes for the actors,I think that the entire sport and film has turned into a giant money making industry. Do you agree that actors and professional athletes are paid too much?