UEFA chiefs accused of exploitation after advertising for 12,000 unpaid workers to staff billion-pound Euro 2020 tournament

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Owen Kelly, of University of Edinburgh Business School, offered a different perspective on the issue.

The ethics researcher said: “There’s clearly a balance to be struck between capturing enthusiasm and paying for professionals.

“For example, will spectators benefit, or will the atmosphere be improved for the good of all those involved, if many of those working do so for reasons other than money?

“Might they bring something to the event, with their passion and enthusiasm, conceivably lacking in those motivated to participate only because they are paid?

“Given the well-known commercialism of modern football, it might actually make a nice contrast.”

Period19 May 2019

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  • TitleUEFA volunteers story
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletSunday Post
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/05/19
    DescriptionOwen Kelly, of University of Edinburgh Business School, offered a different perspective on the issue.

    The ethics researcher said: “There’s clearly a balance to be struck between capturing enthusiasm and paying for professionals.

    “For example, will spectators benefit, or will the atmosphere be improved for the good of all those involved, if many of those working do so for reasons other than money?

    “Might they bring something to the event, with their passion and enthusiasm, conceivably lacking in those motivated to participate only because they are paid?

    “Given the well-known commercialism of modern football, it might actually make a nice contrast.”
    PersonsOwen Kelly

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • philosophy
  • sport