The England Women football team reached the last eight of the World Cup in China in September. And earned £40 per day from the Football Association while doing so.
Am I alone in thinking this is a mistake?
First off, let's be clear. Even the women internationals themselves are not saying they should be earning the same as their male counterparts. Far from it.
But £40 per day - which broadly equates to the national minimum wage - has effectively financially penalised the women for representing their country.
What is the knock-on effect of this? The players have to work extra hours to make up the shortfall in wages. Their fitness suffers as a result. The quality of play - good enough for a last-eight finish at the World Cup - will inevitably suffer.
Performances will be poorer. England's women may begin to struggle to qualify for major tournaments. The sport, already struggling for exposure, will get even less coverage. The players' profiles will get lower.
All this on a day when figures show that just 20% of young women in the UK are doing a healthy amount of exercise.
The England Women team represents a golden opportunity for the FA to promote a sport which provides good female sporting role models.
Will today's teenagers aspire to become part of a team which will cost them financially in the long run?
To give the FA credit, investment in the women's game has increased. Indeed, an FA spokesman points out that it has never put more money into the women's game than it does now.
But to my mind, it's still not enough. What do you think?