Liverpool: Harry Kewell the fool, how to give away money
For a person with his and hers bathroom television sets, it seems there is nothing else more frivolous to spend your money on than lawyers and suing a guy, Gary Lineker, who is right.
Lineker, in his Sunday Telegraph column, characterized Kewell as being so foolish he needed his head examined. He's being sued for deafamation.
First it was his wealthy agent Bernie Mandic (and his MaxSports company) who gets 5% of Harry’s contract, which also got 2 million pound directly from Leeds United, and another million from Leeds to Liverpool. So the agent actually negotiated his own transfer fees too.
They even tried to negotiate in a “success fee”. In court, Kewell claimed no knowledge of this. Unreal!
Now, being duped again, its lawyers, eagerly vacuuming up the player’s money. This is good money which could have been spent installing his and hers televisions in the shower.
And don’t say it was the clubs that got duped, Leeds and Liverpool are fools too, that’s true, but a player’s transfer fee is for the player, not for his agent. Um, Harry, it’s the other way around see, they negotiate for you. And you aren't bringing the goods to warrant such fees anyway.
Although the role of agents and football's transfer system is not the focus of the defamation case, I’m rather glad Harry Kewell is indulging in this American style circus. It sheds much needed light on a football mafia.
The FA and all these other associations are said to be ‘split’ or ‘unsure’ how to police agents.
Very rich people don’t police other very rich people very well folks. They are not split, they are dragging their feet.
In the end the jury could not reach a verdict. It’s up to Kewell to sue again should he want to give lawyers more money to defend his gullibility.