This is from this morning's BBC transfer gossip column: 'Manchester City fear they will lose striker Daniel Sturridge at the end of the season because of the 19-year-old's huge wage demands. (Daily Mirror)' Since Manchester City offered Kaka a few hundred thousand per week, I am presuming that Sturridge must be demanding millions of pounds. Or maybe 'fear' is not quite the right word.
I am not blaming the BBC for this one, since the Mirror used 'fear'. But sportspages' and sites' cliched choices of 'powerful' words does make them look silly - Charles N'zogbia, who recently whined his way out Newcastle because he felt he wasn't getting enough respect, money and love, was repeatedly reported as having been 'rescued' from his 'Newcastle nightmare'. It's not exactly Schindler's List.