No. 19: Football

SBL_World Cup

“No sport carries the same degree of obsession in Britain as football does. Football players are national heroes, ambassadors for the country, and an inspiration to British youth, even the really badly behaved ones. From its relatively humble origins as a working-class expression of community rivalry, football has grown into a colossal industry, albeit one that still largely depends on the romantic idea of like-minded people — players and fans alike — uniting together against a common foe. It’s just that, for the biggest teams, it’s no longer simply a case of local players being cheered on by local supporters.”
 

Back catalogue: Anglophenia: Iconic British Things No. 13: Football

Anglophenia: World’s Oldest Football Being Looked At By A Dalek

Anglophenia: WATCH: Stephen Hawking Uses Math To Predict England’s World Cup Soccer Success

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