Yes ok, but that is different as individuals are obviously going to go for more money, to support their family etc. In Football a player averages £120,000 a week, whereas the average wage is something like £30,000 a year.
Footballers do not need to worry about money and as such should represent their country.
That's what I disagree with. Just because they make 4 times the average wage does not mean you can tell them not to worry about money.