SIR - How on earth has Bradford City chief executive Ryan Sparks got the nerve to say he is concerned for the “work load" facing his pampered, overpaid footballers, when so many key workers continue to contribute to the everyday running of society despite being completely exhausted and unrecognised, and rewarded financially well short of those of whom he speaks?

Wake up mate. The footballers shouldn’t even be playing.

Mark Shutt, Leafield Terrace, Bradford