Sport: Reverse English

Soccer is somewhat to England what baseball is to the U. S.—the most popular professional sport. Last week, while 23-year-old Joe Di Maggio was demanding more than the $25,000 offered him to play baseball for less than six months this year, British soccer players were engaged in a British version of the American holdout. With businesslike dignity they demanded that their minimum wage be raised from £4 to £5 ($25) a week and their maximum from £8 to £9 ($45).

For his £8 a week, a top-notch British soccer professional is expected to play...

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