Commentary: Sports, money and social issues

Arley Gill, a former Grenada culture minister, has returned to private practice as a lawyer after serving as a magistrate

By Arley Gill

In the world of professional sport, it is easy to see athletes who make millions a week “live it up”, in all the glitz and glamour. They make more money than most of us could ever dream of making in ten lifetimes. Indeed, in some instances, a week of the athletes’ pay is much more than millions of us would ever be able to make. Isn’t that something?

So sometimes it is heartwarming to witness, from time to time, athletes sacrificing their earnings – or even their career – for a social issue. The truth is those who make the sacrifice do not have to bother with these social issues; they can just continue making their money and…

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