'Tapping up' laws are outdated vestiges of soccer serfdom

I can’t see any good reason for preserving the antediluvian strictures on tapping up. Clubs, agents, and players are already circumventing these rules anyway, albeit far more discreetly than Chelsea, so why not just legalise what is already happening covertly? Duleep Allirajah’s latest column for Spiked Online discusses whether obscure rules such as K3 and K5 are essential to the survival of the game of football.