A load of balls…

Ladies who hit balls across a net with sticks are complaining that men who hit a ball across a net with sticks are being paid more than them: Serena Williams and Andy Murray back equal pay and wade into Djokovic.

Lots of people are talking about this.

What they should be asking, is why people are paid so much to hit balls across nets with sticks in the first place?

Or, come to think of it, why do adults get so passionate about watching other adults chase a ball around a lawn/court/pitch (delete as applicable) every weekend?

I’ve nothing against sports. Sports are great – both for watching and for taking part. But please shut up about not being paid enough, and count yourself lucky that most people don’t actually stop and take the time to question what you actually do for a living…