Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
SCMP Editorial
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Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Football needs to be sustainable for all

  • Paris Saint-Germain’s signing of Lionel Messi highlights the game’s wealth gap, which can tilt the playing field with scant regard for most fans’ club loyalty. For their sake, and the game’s future health, an answer to the inequality must be found for clubs both big and small

Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari President Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Sporting Director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (R) pose alongside Lionel Messi. Photo: AFP
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