Footballers earn a disgusting amount of money—this we know. But when they flaunt it in a distasteful and disrespectful manner, they stand a very good chance of being named world football idiot of the week.
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley is 27 and should have known better.
If you haven't seen the pictures of Bardsley, lying prone in a casino and covered in £50 notes, you've been spared a feeling of acute disgust. See them in all their glory here, courtesy of the Daily Mail.
Bardsley claims he wasn't drunk, which in some ways makes things even worse. If he really posed for that photo in a sober state, he surely isn't bright enough to play the offside trap.