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Footballers lockdown Chris Tavner

Politicians must be delighted.  They are increasingly facing a backlash as they endure questions about the lack of PPE and testing to combat the Coronavirus crisis.

But now they have an enemy they can use to distract away from their own shortcomings – footballers.

For the most part, this crisis has shown within society our resilience and sense of community at its best.  We look out for each other, setting up community action groups.  Offering to get shopping and vital supplies for older and vulnerable neighbours. Continue reading

Football is simply a pastime, a sport. Yet, to many who follow a football team it is a passion that is central not only to their life, but also defines them.

The tribal loyalty it invokes has in the past given witness to scenes of horrific hooligan violence, but now has developed into something else – a hybrid of those old days of masculine working class defiance, and the open ways of thinking that have come since.

In 70s and 80s, to follow football was a gritty affair. Continue reading