Chelsea need a priest, says the Church

12 February 2010 08:31
The Rev Alan Wright, who provides support for Scunthorpe Utd, says Chelsea should take on a chaplain as Mandrake learns of plans to extend pastoral support for players across the country. [LNB]'I would think Chelsea are in need at the moment,' says Mr Wright. 'Some of the top clubs don't have chaplains, but Manchester United does. [LNB]I didnt know when I married him that my husband had a mental illnessSecularists claim chaplains are a waste of taxpayers moneyNearly half of children born out of wedlock, official figures showImmigrants exploit loophole to gain British citizenship in Church of England marriages"I equate a lot of the antics that we all read of with money. John Terry is undoubtedly a very good footballer, a very good leader, but is he really worth the reputed sums that he is paid? [LNB]"At the top level there is too much money. It is no secret that footballers are not necessarily gifted with the highest levels of intelligence.'[LNB]Matt Baker, the pastoral support director for English football, says there are 110 chaplains and the Football League is keen to extend its pastoral care. [LNB]A Chelsea spokesman says a chaplain would be difficult because it is a club 'that is proud of our multi-religious and multi-cultural background'. [LNB]

Source: Telegraph