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Premier League deal: TV billions prompt calls to football clubs to pay Living Wage

Cleaners have to work 13 years for footballers’ weekly wage

Wayne Rooney and Mikaël Silvestre compete for the ball during the semi-final first leg of the 2008/9 UEFA Champion's league
Wayne Rooney and Mikaël Silvestre compete for the ball during the semi-final first leg of the 2008/9 UEFA Champion's league • Photograph: Gordon Flood

Campaigners and senior politicians lambasted the Premier League after it rejected calls for clubs to pay above the so-called “living wage” to their staff despite the average £50m windfall that each will receive from the £5.1bn sale of television rights.

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